Our Board of Directors
Greg Stromberg is currently the Director Sales, National Accounts–Metal Deco for INX International Ink Co. A proven leader, he has over 40 years of experience in sales and marketing within the can packaging & ink industry. Greg has a BS from Marquette University and a MBA Entrepreneurship from Jones International University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr Stromberg is listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World.
Conrad Adelman, Vice President, Director of Sales
Conrad Adelman is the Executive Director at the Institute Sales Training & Market Development (ISTMD) and a Professional Training & Coaching Consultant; He earned a BME & MBA from NYU. A published author, he is known for books like, "The Best Rewards Go to Those Who Do It", "Smarter Not Harder", and "How to Manage Your Sales". Mr. Adelman has also produced 14 videos on Selling technical/ industrial products and Services, 2 videos on Retail Sales, and 1 video on Sales Management. He is also certified to administer Brain Dominance Profiles. Previous posts for Mr. Adelman include Senior Engineer, Supervisor Competitive Analysis, Long-range Corporate Planner for Xerox, and Senior Scientist for Quantum Science Corporation. A distinguished Toastmaster, Conrad has been the keynote speaker for corporate and International Associations worldwide.
Jeff Hengsbach, Vice President
A graduate of Michigan State University– The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management; Jeff Hengsbach holds a Masters from the University of Maine. Currently Jeff is President of Hensbach & Associates, a Management Consulting firm in the Midwest. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President/General Manager of Visual Systems. Hengsbach is also an Instructor Pilot, USAF and flew over 75 combat missions in Viet Nam.
Dan Kipp, Treasurer
Dan Kipp is the Chief Financial Officer at AFW Foundry. A senior financial, operations & administrative executive with over 25 years of experience, Dan has served both public and privately held companies. His work experience includes banking, small business investment and manufacturing. He served as a board member of Milwaukee Printing Pressman and Assistants #10 health & - Welfare Fund (a Taft Hartley fund); Kipp graduated with a BBA from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. Throughout his career, Dan has been a leader of strategic initiatives to support growth, quality, efficiency and cost reduction.
Peter Gorman, Secretary
Peter Gorman has over 30 years of experience as a Creative, Marketing and Brand Strategist. Previous positions include Creative Director for the Pabst Brewing Company, Sr. Creative Director for Catapult Marketing and VP of Creative & Brand Strategy for Restaurant.com. He is currently Marketing Manager for JX Enterprises (JXE).
Throughout his career, Peter has created award-winning solutions for brands that include Nestle, Harley-Davidson, Pabst, Miller and North American Brewing Co., Splenda, Walgreens, Johnson & Johnson, PetSmart, Pedigree, M&Ms, Snickers, Dove, Walmart, Target, Bally's Total Fitness, Kellogg's, Peterbilt Motors, and INX International Ink Co.
Marissa R. Jablonski, PhD Student of Civil/Environmental
Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She serves as program coordinator of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded FORTE (Fostering Opportunities for Tomorrow's Engineers) program at UWM and works to recruit and retain undergraduate minorities and women to UWM's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Marissa is focusing her dissertation on sustainable oxidation of textile wastewater and is working to create small-scale wastewater treatment units for cottage textile industries. She trained at the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in Nagpur, India where she worked on biodegradation of azo dye intermediates. Marissa served as Co-chair of UWM’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders for 2 years since its inception in 2007. She continues to help design and implement water distribution projects in Guatemala. She received her BS degree in Natural Resources and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2003, her MS degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from UWM in 2009 and will receive her PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering from UWM in 2013.
Scott Ertl is currently Director of Project Management Office at Charter Steel, and brings over 15 years of experience in numerous areas of business. He earned a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University, and later earned his MBA from Concordia University. Scott has a strong manufacturing background in a number of functional areas, including quality systems, engineering, operations and customer service. In his current role as a business leader, Scott has responsibility for strategic planning, continuous improvement, purchasing and all aspects of information technology.
Megan Daum is the VP of Sustainability for the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the national association of the can manufacturing industry and its suppliers. Megan has headed the sustainability program at CMI for six years and sits on various U.S. and International Committees regarding recycling standards and education. She has a Master’s Degree from the University of Vermont and lives in Washington DC.
Allison has been with Alcoa Inc. the past eight years, holding sales positions within the packaging group prior to assuming a Marketing role in 2008. Allison is accountable for managing strategic marketing communication efforts internally and externally for Alcoa Global Packaging (North America, Russia, Brazil, China, and Australia), its customer base, and the industry. Allison also represents Alcoa within the North American can sheet and packaging industry groups. Most recently, she has taken a leadership role in driving sustainability strategy, aluminum can recycling, and marketing goals at the industry level through collaboration with customers and competitors serving as the Chair of the US Aluminum Association’s Can Committee. Allison also represents both her company and aluminum packaging interests within GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).
In her free time, Allison enjoys snowboarding, fishing, traveling, shopping and spending time with friends and family.
Ashley Gravlee is manager, corporate social responsibility for Novelis Inc., the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. In this role, Ms. Gravlee is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the company’s worldwide charitable investment strategy and community volunteering. Reporting to the company’s chief sustainability office, her role directly contributes to the company’s strong commitment of being a global leader in sustainability.
Prior to her appointment in 2010, Ms. Gravlee served as communications coordinator at Novelis. In this role, she contributed to the formulation and execution of internal and external communications initiatives companywide.
Ms. Gravlee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a founding member of The Conference Board’s Global Social Investing Council. Residing in Atlanta, Georgia, the location of Novelis World Headquarters, Ms. Gravlee volunteers as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Georgia and also serves as part of the planning and fundraising committee for the non-profit’s annual Tournament of Wishes. Ms. Gravlee also serves on the Atlanta Partners for Education Advisory Board affiliated with the Metro Atlanta Chamber.