On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA) held its annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon at the San Antonio Country Club. SAMA recognized incoming and outgoing officers, board of directors and committee chairs and highlighted their commitment to serve SAMA and its initiatives. We also recognized and awarded outstanding members, manufacturers and associates who made a difference with SAMA, their companies and community, and helped make 2022 a successful year.

New 2023 SAMA Officers: 

  • Chair – Patrick Garcia, Division Laundry and Cleaners
  • Chair-Elect – Doug Carlberg, M2 Global Technology
  • Vice Chair Membership – Tony Bruns, Employee Benefits Consultant, USI Insurance Services
  • Vice Chair Programs – Bill Rafferty, South Central Director, Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Pat Lonsdale, RSM US LLP
  • Past Chairman – James Franks, Franks Manufacturing

New & Re-elected Board of Directors: 

  • Doug Carlberg, M2 Global Technology
  • James Moore, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas
  • Maria Garcia, CPS Energy
  • David Hairston, Hairston, Johnson & Associates
  • Scott Halty, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Mikal Harn, Comet Signs
  • Mike Holt, Weathered Souls Brewing Company
  • Cimber Mabe, HEB
  • Katherine Rocha-Sanchez, North East Educational Foundation
  • Andy Waltman, V.I.P. Staffing
  • Klaus Weiswurm, Innovation Technology Machinery (ITM)

Lifetime Member

  • Duffy Shea, Manufacturing Consultant
  • Richard Hawk, San Antonio Testing Laboratory

Outgoing Officers and Board of Directors 

  • Rob Franklin, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas
  • Maya Royberg, Precision Group

2022 Recruiter of the Year – PDS+CNC Machining, Todd Boley, President 

2022 Volunteer of the Year – Christine Muzzin, Sales Account Manager, KeyStaff, Inc.

2022 Manufacturer of the Year – PDS+CNC Machining, Todd Boley, President and Steven Insall, General Manager

2022 Associate of the Year – Bridgehead IT, Wes Bunch, President

2022 President’s Award – Michael J. McIver, Vice President of Manufacturing, Pressure Systems International (PSI)

Dan Yoxall, President/CEO, thanked all for their tireless efforts and time in helping our industry, and SAMA, for being the best in our state, region and local San Antonio Community.

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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