The Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association (NEPA MAEA) held its Annual Installation of Officers on March 8, 2022. The officers installed were Randy Kalce, EMD Electronics, Chairman; Mike Narcavage, Southwestern Energy, 1st Vice Chairman; Chris Dende, Mrs. T’s Pierogies, 2nd Vice Chairman; Dennis Fink, Northeast Prestressed Products, LLC, Secretary; Karen Kenderdine, Mid Penn Bank, Treasurer; and Alvin Marshall, Marshall, Bohorad, Thornburg, Price and Campion, P.C., Solicitor.
Darrin Woodruff, InterMetro Industries Corp., was recognized as the MAEA 2021 HR Professional of the Year. In addition, certificates were presented to attending graduates of a MAEA Certificate Series. The graduate recognized for the Supervisory Development Certificate Series was Monique Brennan, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. The graduates recognized from the Lead Worker (Team Leadership) Certificate Series were Kevin Bixler, Jason Hepler, Mike Lorence, all of Hexcel Corporation and Candace Brown, MAE-Eitel, Inc. In total MAEA, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Manufactures provided recognition to 27 Supervisory Development Certificate Series graduates and 35 Lead Worker (Team Leadership) Certificate Series graduates.
David Taylor, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association provided an informative presentation called “Importance of Business, Political and Community Leadership.”
MAEA’s next event will be their annual Manufacturers and Employers Excellence Awards Dinner on May 3, 2022. The NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association will celebrate the 2021 achievements of excellence of member companies who have invested and innovated in community involvement, process improvement, product innovation, expansion, and EHS—Environment, Health & Safety .
For more information on the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Association and the services they offer, visit their website at www.nepamaea.com, or call their office at 570-622-0992.
2022 Annual Installation of Officers - Zoom Event
2022 MAEA Officers
Chairman Randy Kalce, EMD Electronics
1st Vice Chairman Mike Narcavage, Southwestern Energy
2nd Vice Chairman Chris Dende, Mrs. T's Pierogies
Secretary Dennis Fink, Northeast Prestressed Products, LLC
Treasurer Karen Kenderdine, Mid Penn Bank
Solicitor Alvin Marshall, Marshall, Bohorad, Thornburg, Price & Campion P.C.
Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association (PMA)
David Taylor, President & CEO
Presents: "Importance of Business, Political and Community Leadership"
NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association Announces Human Resource Professional of the Year - Darrin Woodruff, InterMetro Industries, Corp.
When: March 8, 2022
Time: 12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m.
Would you like to promote your company? Be a sponsor of the 2022 Annual Installation of Officers Event.
For registration and/or sponsorship, please call the Association office at (570) 622-0992 or email Joan at
MAEA Annual Discovery Breakfast
Are you considering membership with MAEA?
Join us for a complimentary breakfast to hear what our members have to say about MAEA
December 3, 2021, 8:00am to 9:30am
at Mt. Valley Clubhouse, 1021 Brockton Mountain Drive, Barnesville, PA 18214
During this event, NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association (MAEA) member company representatives will provide testimonials of MAEA services that have assisted them in their daily operations.
Topics of Discussion
Value of Membership, Mission Statement, Government Advocacy, Roundtables, Events, Networking, YES, Safety, Human Resources, Free Services, Trainings, Consulting and Group Programs
Already a member of MAEA?
We ask you to help us spread the word about MAEA by inviting a company that can benefit from MAEA membership.
There is no cost to attend but registration is required. To register, call Joan Trosterud at (570) 622-0992 or email at
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!
2021 MAEA Annual Legislative Roundtable
October 1, 2021 is National Manufacturing Day - Manufacturing Companies in Attendance will be honored
The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association maintains close contact with our State Representatives and believes each member should have the opportunity to meet their representative and discuss the issues of interest to them. This Roundtable will provide an opportunity for you to share your issues and concerns with our legislators. This meeting will be an informational sharing session.
Legislators Confirmed to Attend and Topics of Discussion will be announced closer to the event
Date: October 1, 2021
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Mountain Valley Clubhouse, Barnesville, PA 18214
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available. All sponsors will receive recognition at the breakfast.
To register: Please contact Joan Trosterud at 570-622-0992 or email to
MAEA Offers 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Summit on 9/30/21
Keynote Speaker - Jacob M. Sitman - Shareholder for Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. in Center Valley PA.
8:30am-8:40am - Opening and Welcome
8:40am-10:10am - Labor and Employment Regulatory Developments - Jacob M. Sitman – Shareholder for Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. in Center Valley, PA
10:10am-10:20am - Break
10:20am-11:45am - Effective Recruiting, Retention, and Onboarding Strategies - Sarah C. Yerger – Counsel for Barley Snyder LLP in Harrisburg, PA.
11:45am-12:45pm - Lunch
12:45pm-2:00pm - Act of Violence Prevention - Ron Fredericks - Director of Safety and Security for Service Access and Management, Inc. Ron has over 20 years in law enforcement, having spent seven years as a Detective/Sergeant, eight years as Chief of Police, and 15 years as a use of force instructor.
2:00pm-2:10pm - Break
2:10pm-3:20pm - What Constitutes Workplace Discrimination and How to Effectively Investigate Complaints - Lars H. Anderson, Esquire - Hourigan, Kluger, & Quinn, P.C. in Kingston, PA.
3:20pm-3:30pm - Closing Remarks
Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Capriotti's Catering located at 1 Banks Avenue in McAdoo, PA 18237.
We are also accepting sponsorships for this event
To register, please call 570-622-0992 or email Chris Robbins at