Congratulations to Mary Andringa, who will serve as chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers in 2011-12, on her being chosen for induction in the Iowa Business Hall of Fame. From the Knoxville-Pella radio stations, KNIA and KRLS, “Local CEO Elected to Iowa Business Hall of Fame“:
A President and CEO of a local company will be inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame in December. Mary Vermeer Andringa of Vermeer Corporation will be inducted at the Greater Des Moines Commitee’s annual Black Tie dinner on December 9th. Andringa was selected for her outstanding leadership and business and community development in Iowa. Andringa became part of the Board of Directors of Vermeer Manufacturing in 1976 and was named CEO in 2009. During her time with Vermeer Corporation she helped create Vermeer University which is devoted to employee and equipment dealer development. Earlier this year, Andringa was named to the President’s Export Council by Barrack Obama.
Previously inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame are two other former chairmen of the NAM: Daniel Krumm of Maytag Corp. in 1980 and Richard Kautz of Grain Processing Corp. of Muscatine in 1976.