This is where leaders in manufacturing come together to share their expertise and talent for the benefit of the industrial and business community. Committees provide SAMA members the opportunity to network and collaborate with each other on important issues that affect manufacturing in our region. Committees play a vital role in keeping SAMA membership informed on industry developments.

SAMA offers two types of committees:


Action Committees

They focus on particular issues and provide guidance on the direction of SAMA.

Event Committees

They plan and shape SAMA’s signature community events.

Action Committees


This committee promotes career interest in manufacturing technologies at the high school and college levels and continued technical skills development of the work force. This committee collaborates with SAMA members to create internship opportunities.


chairMary Batch



This committee studies, evaluates and advises on standards or regulations set forth by federal, state, county, or municipal agencies relating to environmental issues, ensuring our members are up to date with environmental regulations and best practices for their businesses.

chairCimber Mabe

Environmental Compliance Manager, HEB


This committee monitors CPS Energy activities and works with CPS Energy staff in maintaining equitable policies and rates for each class of customer.

chairJeff Garvens

President/Owner, Acme Holding Inc.

Governmental Affairs

This committee is responsible for advancing the mission and priorities of SAMA to locally elected officials and for representing members when critical public policy situations arise that impact manufacturers.

chairRobert Kilgore

Special Counsel, Gardner Law Firm, PLLC

Marketing Communications

This committee plans and organizes SAMA’s efforts to maintain its awareness in the community. Oversees communication among the SAMA Membership, including providing information in a newsletter format on Community Highlights, Industry News, Governmental & Regulatory Issues, Events, and Members.

chairKatherine Rocha

North East Educational Foundation
NEISD Partners in Education


This committee actively recruits new members while maintaining the present membership. Committee members identify companies in our region that would benefit from SAMA membership and educate prospective members on how SAMA can help them grow. They also assist with SAMA events, selecting locations and serving as greeters for luncheons, member mixers, plant tours and more.

chairTony Bruns

Employee Benefits Consultant,
USI Insurance Group


This committee plans, schedules and supervises the monthly general membership luncheons, seminars, workshops, plant tours and other special functions. The committee is responsible for the selection of topics and speakers for each SAMA event.

chairBill Rafferty

South Central Dir., TMAC, SwRI

Event Committees


Volunteers play an intergral part in the success of our events and programs. If you are interested in supporting SAMA as a volunteer, please call the SAMA office at 210.979.7530

Volunteer Committee

Greatest Assets, SAMA Members

Trade Show

This committee plans, schedules and supervises the annual trade show held during the first quarter of each year in the spring, which includes publicity, food, seminar, booth sales, venue, and door prize donations.

co-chairJessica Ramirez

Sr. Business Development Executive
Southwest Region –

Join a Committee

The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the San Antonio economy.

This fast-growing sector includes aerospace and motor vehicle manufacturing.
San Antonio companies manufacture machinery, computer components, electrical equipment and more.
From furniture to food and beverage manufacturing, this sector is a major employer in the area.
If it can be made from petroleum, plastic, paper, or just about anything else, there’s a local manufacturer that does it.
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