Programs & Initiatives

Tri-State Manufacturers Alliance


Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance (TSMA) is a collection of more than 140 businesses and hundreds of professionals who represent the region’s dynamic manufacturing sector.

Companies participating in Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance work collaboratively to create a vibrant and attractive manufacturing environment in Southwest Indiana that results in improved revenue and profitability and an increase in manufacturing sector jobs. Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance hosts quarterly events, coordinates plant tours, facilitates peer group discussions and networking sessions and provides an outlet for best practice sharing.

A steering committee works alongside E-REP team members to develop programs and events targeted to manufacturers in the broader Evansville region. For more information about TSMA, contact Andrea Lendy or call 812-423-2020.

Steering Committee

Jack Ward – Chair
Vice President of Manufacturing
Anchor Industries, Inc.

Jim Alexander
Vice President EH&S
Berry Global

Shannon Brewer, CPA
Vice President
Harding, Shymanski & Co., P.S.C.

Brian Butkus
Shipping Manager
Audubon Metals, LLC

Josh Gilberg
General Manager
George Koch Sons, LLC

Thad Goings
GM, Paint, Plastics & Plant Engineering
Toyota Motor Mfg., Indiana, Inc.

Brian Hawkes
Audubon Metals, LLC

Holly Hawkins
Operational Excellence Director

Constance Hermann
HR Manager, ESC and NA Quality

Matthew Nix
Nix Companies

John Rohlman
Vice President of Operations
Warehouse Services, Inc.

Sara Schmidt
Production Control Manager
Jasper Engines & Transmissions

Sara Worstell
Executive Director
Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce

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