Board of Directors

LOUIS JAHN
LOUIS JAHNPresident
Louis was elected vice president after serving as a director since 2018, and began his presidency as of Sept. 21, 2023. As a business owner, Louis understands the industry and uses his knowledge and expertise to guide the CTMA in the right direction. He plays a key role in decision-making and is a crucial member of the board.
LARRY DELAEY
LARRY DELAEYVice President
Larry was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2017. He brings 30+ years of industry experience in tool & die manufacturing, mould making, rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. As a big supporter of encouraging youth to begin their careers in the trades, he is a great fit for the Apprentice Awards Committee.
RYAN WOZNIAK
RYAN WOZNIAKTreasurer
For more than 10 years, Ryan has been a noteworthy member of the CTMA’s Board of Directors. As the CTMA’s Treasurer, Ryan oversees the financial matters of the organization and ensures other directors are adequately informed of financial-related issues to ensure good decision-making.
CHRIS HERGOTT
CHRIS HERGOTTPast President
Chris joined the CTMA Board in 2015 and served as president for 4 years.
His passion for the industry, and many years of experience, has contributed to several CTMA initiatives, including the High School Awards, which recognize students working towards a career within the precision metalworking trades.
SCOTT ALLEN
SCOTT ALLENDirector
Scott brings more than 30 years of experience in mould manufacturing. He is passionate about the importance of manufacturing in Canada, as well as encouraging youth to consider careers in our industry. He is looking forward to bringing his knowledge in business management and manufacturing to assist with CTMA’s current and future initiatives.
MICHELLE HENNING
MICHELLE HENNINGDirector
As the vice president and human resources manager at Answer Precision Technologies, Michelle has more than 15 years experience in the tool & die industry. As an advocate for women in trades, and her enthusiasm to inform youth about career possibilities within the trades, she will undoubtedly play a significant role on the CTMA’s board of directors.
ALEX MAZEROLLE
ALEX MAZEROLLEGovernment Relations Chair & Director
Alex has been a Board member since 2021. He is forward-thinking and has great passion for the future of the CTMA and the industry. He is always thinking ahead and has a keen eye for new benefits for the Association and its members.
ELI MEISELS
ELI MEISELSDirector
Eli joined the CTMA Board of Directors in September 2017. Since then, he has become a key member and sits on on multiple committees, including the Communications Committee, Education Task Force, and the Skills Training & Education Committee.
ARMAN POURAGHA
ARMAN POURAGHADirector
Arman is one of the most recently elected board members. As president of Rapid Enterprises, Arman brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, which will be of great use on the CTMA’s board of directors.
ANTHONY TERSIGNI
ANTHONY TERSIGNIDirector
Anthony has been on the board of directors since 2019. With his 35 years of manufacturing and management experience from his family business, New Era Tool, Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge and valuable insight to the board.
MIKE VAN NIE
MIKE VAN NIEDirector
Mike became a member of the Board in 2020. He enjoys contributing to CTMA initiatives and has a passion for getting young people interested in careers within the skilled trades.
JASON WARMINGTON
JASON WARMINGTONDirector
Jason has been on the Board of Directors since 2019. His more than 27 years of industry experience has brought great value to the board, CTMA initiatives and the direction of the CTMA.

Staff

ROBERT CATTLE
ROBERT CATTLEExecutive Director
Robert has been the CTMA’s Executive Director for nine years. His 46+ years of experience as
a tool & die maker and company owner has brought tons of industry knowledge & great benefit
to the Association. Robert has managed several provincially-funded programs, including the
very successful Career-Ready with CTMA program.
JULIE MCFARLANE
JULIE MCFARLANEOffice Manager
Julie has been with the CTMA for more than 25 years. As the Association’s Office Manager,
Julie provides administrative support and project coordination for events, programs, and
initiatives. She also manages budgeting and financial reporting, and maintains communications
with stakeholders, partners and members.
SARAH GRANDY
SARAH GRANDYMarketing & Communications Specialist
Sarah joined the CTMA team in 2020. Her background in journalism and public relations has
brought the CTMA’s brand, initiatives, and marketing strategies to a new level. Sarah handles
the development and implementation of all marketing and communications strategies for the
CTMA.
DARLENE CARR
DARLENE CARRBookkeeper
Darlene has more than 25 years of bookkeeping experience, seven of which has been with the
CTMA. She has extensive experience with electronic cost-accounting, accounts
payable/receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations and financial reporting.
RICHARD JANIK
RICHARD JANIKCareer-Ready Monitor
Richard has many years of experience in the industry, and as the previous owner of J&C Tool and Die, he has the industry knowledge and experience to help monitor participants in the CTMA’s Career-Ready program, and ensure they excel.
ROBIN MCFARLANE
ROBIN MCFARLANECareer-Ready Project Administrator
Robin plays a key role in the CTMA’s Career-Ready program. She has strong organizational and communication skills, and does a great job at managing several tasks involved in planning and executing the program.