Programs & Initiatives

Tri-State Manufacturers Alliance

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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 the Evansville Region that results in improved revenue and profitability and an increase in manufacturing sector jobs. Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance hosts 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 Kaylie Pruiett,, 812-492-4393.

Steering Committee

Jake Ward
Vice President of Manufacturing
Anchor Industries, Inc.

John Rohlman
Vice President of Business Development
Warehouse Services, Inc.

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

Brian Butkus
Shipping Manager
Audubon Metals, LLC

Josh Gilberg
George Koch Sons, LLC

Ryan Hagan
Director of Resin Procurement
Berry Global

Christopher Nolan
Sr. Manager – Operational Excellence (OpEx)

Sara Schmidt
Production Control Manger 
Jasper Engines & Transmissions

Valerie Schmidt
Business Services and Communications Manager
Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce

Kevin Spindler
Group Manager for Weld and Paint
Toyota Motor Mfg., Indiana, Inc.

Brandon Wright
Vice President of Operations
Nix Industrial