Chris joined the CTMA Board in 2015 and has since flourished into an exceptional president. 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.
Louis was elected vice president after serving as a director since 2018. 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.
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.
ELI MEISELSToronto Chapter Chair
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.
RAY BUXTONGovernment Relations Chair
The CTMA welcomed Ray as its Government Relations Chair in 2022. Ray served as a board member for years and has an incredible amount of industry knowledge through his role as general manager at Mazak Canada.
KYLE PATTONWestern Ontario Chapter Chair
Since joining in 2019, Kyle has brought a diverse perspective to the Board. Through his experience as a production manager, he brings great problem-solving and strategic thinking skills, and a fresh way of thinking. He currently sits on the Communications and Membership Committees, as well as the Education Task Force.
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.
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.
As one of the longest-serving board members, Anjan is a valued member of the CTMA Board of Directors. He brings many years of industry experience and plays a key role in keeping the board up to date on membership changes.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.