AFS Welcomes New Board President

AFS Welcomes New Board President - The American Foundry Society’s Board of Directors has a new elected leader following the inauguration of Bradford Muller as President for 2023-2024.

Bradford Muller, AFS

Muller’s term officially started at the conclusion of Metalcasting Congress 2023, which ran April 25-27 in Cleveland. The society’s annual meeting attracted more than 2,200 attendees, 100 presenters, and 230 exhibitors to the Huntington Convention Center.

Muller is Vice President of Marketing for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Co., where he leads marketing, corporate communications, and government affairs. He succeeds Adam San Solo (Vice President – Infrastructure, Neenah Enterprises), who is now the board’s Immediate Past President. During San Solo’s tenure as President, AFS completed the process of returning to in-person events and adopted a six-point Strategic Plan for 2023-2027.

In addition to his service on the AFS Board, Muller has also chaired the Government Affairs Division and is a tireless advocate for member participation in the AFS Government Affairs Fly-In.

“We welcome Bradford Muller as our new President, and we thank outgoing President Adam San Solo for his leadership,” said AFS CEO Doug Kurkul. “AFS is fortunate to have a Board of Directors comprised of dedicated leaders who represent a broad cross-section of the North American metalcasting industry.”

Angela Schmeisser (President and CEO, St. Marys Foundry) moved into the role of Vice President. Joining the Board as 2nd Vice President is David Gilson (Sales and Marketing Director, SinterCast). He previously served on the AFS Directors Class of 2018-2022.

Rotating off the Board is outgoing Immediate Past President Michael Lenahan (Senior Industrial Sales, Badger Mining Corp.).

AFS also welcomed a new Directors Class at Metalcasting Congress 2023. Making up the 2023-2027 Class are Matt Cook (Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Amsted Rail), Brett Fisher (President, Foundry Solutions & Design, LLC), Earl Miller (Director of Engineering and Innovation, Hiler Industries), and Amanda Torkelson (Vice President, Alu-Bra Foundry).

Source: AFS