Richard Jefferson is the vice president of marketing and communications at the American Foundry Society. He joined AFS in January 2017.
Doug Kurkul is the CEO of the American Foundry Society. He has been in the position since May 2016. Kurkul has enjoyed a 30-year career as a leader, advocate and communicator on behalf of American manufacturing and economic vitality. In recent years, he has served as president or CEO of business advocacy groups in Reno, Nevada (Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce); Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock Chamber & Economic Development Partnership); and Dallas, Texas (Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica). For 20 years of his career, Kurkul served in a variety of capacities with the National Association of Manufacturers, culminating in his role as vice president for member communications & marketing and editor of Leadership for Manufacturers magazine.
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David Resser is a patent attorney and associate at Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg. His specialties lie in the area of protection of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Brian Sandalow is the associate editor of MODERN CASTING and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing. He has been with the magazines since January 2016.
Shannon Wetzel is managing editor of MODERN CASTING and Metalcasting Design & Purchasing magazines and managing editor of the publication's digital media. She has been with the magazines since 2005.