Cor Lodder has been elected to the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association's Board of Directors.
Currently the Corporate Director and Chief Quality Officer of Walinga's Machining Division in Carman, Lodder was elected unanimously at the marketing and distribution convention in Kansas City earlier this month.
He becomes part of a 16-person governing board for the association that serves as a voice, advocate, and resource for companies from each link in the farm implement supply chain from manufacturers, providers of component parts and services, and equipment marketers.
Lodder has worked in all areas of Walinga over the past 46 years, from welding & fabricating, machining, high tech manufacturing, and automation, through purchasing and materials management. Leading an effort as G2, in the late 1980’s to bring CNC manufacturing into the Walinga operation, and now enjoying the energy of G3 as they continue to embrace new technologies, processes, and digital manufacturing.
Lodder attended Conestoga College (1981-1984) where he received his Red Seal as a General Machinist. He currently lives in Manitoba with his wife Janine, of 44 years, and has seven children and 20 grandchildren. He is actively engaged in the community, serving as Reeve for the R.M. of Dufferin and is a member of the Carman & Community Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Reformed Church Council, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) consortium group, and is on the Board of the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC).