The Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED) has announced its officers, board of directors and committee chairs for the 2012-2013 program year.
Named officers for the organization are:
•· President – Thomas VanderLaan, vice president, business development, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Plymouth, Mich;
•· Vice President & Sponsorship Chair – Robert Simon, vice president, business development, LMC Automotive, Troy, Mich;
•· Treasurer – Joseph Melnick, chief marketing officer & director of planning, Butzel Long,
•· Executive Director – Ann Bruttell, president, Meeting Coordinators Inc., Troy, Mich.
Elected to the 2012-2013 board of directors are:
•· Past President & Programs Co-Chair – Richard Marsolais, business development operations strategist, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, Detroit;
•· Director – Gerald Bricker, principal, Aadvise Consulting LLC, Northville, Mich;
•· Director – Tracy Fashing, director, sales & marketing, The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, Mich;
•· Director & Awards Committee Chair – David Harries, president, Spartan Marketing Services, Rochester Hills, Mich;
•· Director – Anthony Lovell, global vice president, sales & marketing, Grede Holdings, Southfield, Mich;
•· Director – James Seta, vice president, North American powertrain & electrical business unit, SKF Automotive Division, Plymouth, Mich;
•· Director & Marketing/Communications Chair – Glenn Stevens, vice president, membership & sales, Original Equipment Suppliers Association, Troy, Mich; and
•· Director – Wim van Acker, partner, The Hunter Group LLC, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Named as committee chairs are:
•· Chair, Golf – David Braun, account executive, The Mergis Group, Troy, Mich;
•· Chair, Education Committee – Kathryn Brennan, president, The Brennan Group, Detroit; and
•· Chair, Membership Committee – Deborah Staley, marketing & product strategy manager, US Manufacturing, Warren, Mich.
The Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED) is a non-profit association of accomplished sales and marketing professionals that recognize the powerful advantage of building and nurturing relationships with their peers and their community. MSED provides the network and resources to advance new thinking, exchange counsel, ideas and new business; and help its members advance their sales and marketing careers. MSED contributions to charities and its own scholarship program help foster the value of the sales and marketing profession in the community.