Manufacturer & Business Association Announces 2022-2023 Board of Governors
ERIE – The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) recently announced its 2022-2023 Board of Governors.
Chairman Jana Goodrich is president and chief executive officer of Seaway Manufacturing in Erie, which manufactures and sells premium replacement windows, patio doors, and sunrooms through specialty home improvement dealers in 21 states.
Goodrich’s career includes sales for Xerox, a systems engineer with IBM, owner of Executive Education Services consulting in management, marketing and professional development, and as a consultant and instructor at Penn State Erie. At Behrend, she taught courses in management, marketing, helped develop the Interdisciplinary Business and Engineering program, and directed Behrend’s annual “Business Bridge.”
Goodrich was honored with the Penn State University Alumni Fellow award in 2018. She serves as chairman of the Black School of Business Advisory Board, is a member of the Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows, and advises on various projects.
Goodrich has served on the board of numerous Erie nonprofit organizations and is a former executive board member of two national organizations, the National Glass Association and the National Sunroom Association. Goodrich received her B.S. in Economics from Allegheny College and an MBA from Penn State.
Goodrich is joined on the MBA Board of Governors Executive Committee by Vice Chairman Kyle Blakeslee, general manager/foundry director at Urick Ductile Solutions; Treasurer Guy Berkebile, president of Guy Chemical, Inc.; Secretary Tammy Lamary-Toman, vice president and employment attorney, Manufacturer & Business Association; Non-Manufacturing Representative/Ex-Officio Scott Bonnell, owner of Bonnell’s Auto Group; and Immediate Past Chairman Steve Jones, president of Ron Jones Hardwood Sales, Inc.
New Board members appointed to three-year terms include:
Matt Clark, vice president and general manager of Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. An Erie native and Gannon University graduate, Clark began working part time at Humes while attending college and worked his way up to a salesperson and eventually sales manager, then general manager. He became an owner and vice president in 1999. Clark is an owner and president of Humes Ford of Corry. Humes has grown into one of the largest Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram dealers in the entire tri-state region.
In addition to the automobile business, Clark, along with Bob and Greg Humes, formed Southland Development and developed the land and created the Southland Village subdivision, now having 103 completed homes.
Clark is very active in the community, supporting multiple charities and nonprofits, and chairing many fundraisers and capital campaigns for the Inner City Neighborhood Art House, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association, Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network. Clark is very proud to be a founding benefactor and active supporter of Warriors to Washington and board member of the Oliver Hazard Perry Shipyard Foundation.
Clark is also president of the Erie County Automobile Dealer Association and the 2022 chairman of the Pennsylvania Auto Association.
Clark and Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram were named the prestigious TIME Magazine Pennsylvania Dealer of the Year in 2019. Additionally, Clark was inducted into the Cathedral Prep Presidents Hall of Fame in 2019, received a special Congressional Certificate of Recognition for Community Involvement along with a PA House of Representatives citation for service to the community.
Gary Clark, chief executive officer of Reed Manufacturing Co. in Erie since 2016. He previously worked at Snap-tite, Inc. from 1983 to 2012, in which he served as vice president and chief administrative officer at Snap-tite, Inc. from 1995 to 2012.
Clark, who earned a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Gannon University, also has been an active member of the community, serving on past and present boards including the Erie Center for Arts and Technology, Reed Manufacturing Company, Erie Bank Advisory Board, Penn State Council of Fellows, Eriez Manufacturing Company, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership Board (including its Economic Development Committee), Snap-tite and its related companies as well as the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, Gannon University Ambassadors (chairman) and the Industrial Resource Center of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Clark also was recognized as Gannon University’s Young Alumni for 2003.
Additional members of the MBA Board of Governors include: Jon DeArment, president and chief operating officer of Channellock, inc; Chad Betts, president and chief executive officer of Betts Industries, inc.; Bob Frost, vice president, Engineered Systems Procurement for Wabtec Corporation; Jim Greenleaf, chief executive officer of Greenleaf Corporation; Jeff Plyler, president and chief executive officer of Plyler Enterprises, Inc.; and, Mark Raimy, chief executive officer of Welders Supply Company.