|Board of Directors|
Michael Veuleman, Treausrer
Michael Veuleman, CPA is a shareholder/director of PKF Texas providing audit and assurance services to the middle-market with a focus in manufacturing and oilfield service industries. PKF Texas is the premier middle-market CPA firm in Houston assisting entrepreneurial minded businesses with audit, domestic and international tax, and business consulting solutions. PKF Texas serves public, private and VC-backed domestic and international businesses with resources through PKF International, PKF North America and the Leading Edge Alliance. Michael is a native Texan, relocating to Houston from Beaumont in 1998. Michael also serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of the East End Chamber of Commerce. You can contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his firm website: www.pkftexas.com .
Dr. Michael Sanders, Secretary
Dr. Michael Sanders is co-founder of Beehivefund Corp., a non-profit foundation with a mission to support innovative production systems and technologies through a global network of people and organizations. Dr. Sanders has 27 years of industry and academic experience during which he has owned and operated manufacturing and distribution companies. He has published numerous technical articles and led successful improvement projects in various industries including Oil & Gas, Automotive, Food, Petrochemical, and Packaging. He is sought as a master practitioner in implementing lean, six sigma, quality and regulatory compliance in businesses. Dr. Sanders’ academic background range from biochemistry to engineering to business management. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Texas Tech University.
Ann Pham, Education Director
Ann Pham is the Industry Liaison for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board which serves 13 counties in the Houston-Galveston region and sets the strategic direction for the local workforce system. The Board focuses on strategic issues such as competitive employers, an educated workforce, developing more and better jobs, and retaining higher incomes. Until recently, Ann was the Gulf Coast Director for the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, where she was responsible for managing and directing the development of supplier relationships between large and small manufacturers to improve operations and increase profitability. Ann is a proud native Austinite and Houstonian-transplant. She graduated with her BBA in Operational Management and MBA in International Business. You can contact her by email at email@example.com or visit the Board’s website at www.wrksolutions.com.
Wayne Mausbach, Government/Environmental Director
Wayne Mausbach is Managing Partner of Intuitivum Group which helps small and medium size manufacturing companies realize greater profits by applying advanced manufacturing processes. The Intuitivum group utilizes the experience working in Fortune 500 companies to leverage the same technology to the smaller manufacturing companies. Wayne is a native Houstonian and one of the founding members of GHMA working with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. A Professional Engineer, Wayne is active as a alumni board member at the University of Houston. A passion for manufacturing and STEM education, Wayne is a eleven year judge for FIRST Robotics and continues to mentor students for a career in manufacturing. You can contact him by email at wayne.Mausbach@Intuitivum.com or through his company website: www.intuitivum.com
Marcus Wilkins, Membership Director
Mr. Wilkins is a Corporate Communications and Business Integration Strategist consulting small to large corporations in the Greater Houston area. Marcus is the former Director of Membership at the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston's regional chamber of commerce. He is a six year veteran of the National Football League and an active member of the Houston NFLPA and Huddle Up Foundation Houston. Mr. Wilkins is an accomplished speaker and facilitator of corporate programs and events, with a focus on increasing revenue and strategic alliances in the business community. Marcus received his Bachelors of Science in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Contact Marcus Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Damien Garza, Membership Retention Director
Damien Garza is President of Electronic Services Unlimited, Inc., a contract manufacturing service company located in the heart of Houston. With expertise in electronic assembly, Mr. Garza and his staff help customers bring leading edge products to market from inception to production. Damien and his staff believe that quality workmanship equals longevity for their customers’ devices, and peace of mind for their customers’ brand. As a native Houstonian, he is a proud graduate from The University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, where he also completed certifications in Corporate Entrepreneurship, and The Program for Excellence in Selling. Damien is a published children’s book author, golf enthusiast, and a fun-loving guitar player. You can contact him by email at email@example.com or through his company website: www.esuinc.com
Mark Henrichs, Program Development
Mark Henrichs has spent more than 30 years in industrial research in the photographic, pharmaceutical and medical-device industries. He holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Rice University and a PhD in chemistry from UCLA. His career accomplishments include multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications, industrial patents and experience with start-up companies. Most recently he was the Director of Technology Development at Fairway Medical Technology. While at Fairway he co-founded the Gulf Coast Medical Device Manufacturers, a community of local design, engineering and manufacturing companies working together to share opportunities and keep business related to medical devices in the region. The GCMDM is the forerunner of the Greater Houston Manufacturers Association.
Patrick White, GHMA Past President, Medical Device Director
Patrick White has worked in the manufacturing sector for over twenty years. Patrick served as the 2014 President of the Greater Houston Manufacturers Association and was included as one of the original founding directors of the organization. He manages a number of key national clients as an account executive for LSI Industries ( www.lsi-industries.com ), a manufacturer of architectural graphics, signs, lighting and printed products. Patrick has served on the board of the Gulf Coast Medical Device Manufacturers (GCMDM), participated in the Global Cities Initiative for Houston’s development of a Metro Export Plan, and is involved with the Lonestar College Global Energy and Manufacturing Advisory Council. With exposure to courses and training through the American Production and Inventory Control Society, Patrick has absorbed a great deal of industry knowledge in the manufacturing sector. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi State University where he serves on the MSU National Alumni Board. He is a board of trustee with the Northland Christian School where his three children attend, and volunteers with the charitable organizations, 45 & Hope and the American Cancer Society. Patrick enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends. You can contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.