Who We Are
Officers and Directors Past and Present
Chairman of Board:
Dr. A.R. Chambers: 1955-1969
Emerson E. Lynn: 1969-2003
Mary Kay Heard: 2003-present
Glenn O. McGuire: 1955-1960
Marvin E. Boyer: 1960-1967
Ray Pershall: 1967-1980
Howard K. Gilpin: 1980-1986
Ralph Moser: 1986-1994
Max. V. Snodgrass: 1994-2005
Jerry L. Skidmore: 2005-2007
John D. McRae: 2007-present
Beginning: Glenn O. McGuire, Angelo C. Scott, Howard M. Immel, George H. Mack, A.R. Chambers, Wayne Archer, Frank W. Thompson, Howard K. Gilpin, Richard C. Cook, W.C. Perham, Leslie L. Norton, Paul H. Ellis, Dudley L. Henderson, John L. Sleeper, Marvin E. Boyer
Present: Mary Kay Heard, John McRae, Judy Kramer, John Masterson, Jerry Dreher, Jerry Skidmore, Gary Hoffmeier, Ed Miller, Ron Hageman, Jim Gilpin, Montie Taylor, Job Springer, Ryan Sparks, Susan Lynn, and Tim Stauffer
Iola Industries continues to hold monthly meetings via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. The above photo shows the group in conversation during our February 2021 meeting.
Only the Best
Iola Industries, Inc. works with the City of Iola and Allen County to partner with Thrive Allen County on economic development initiatives. Jonathan Georing, Thrive Allen County’s economic development manager, is our point of contact for inquiries and information. Get in touch with Jonathon below.
Economic Development Manager – Thrive Allen County
In collaboration with the City of Iola and Allen County, Iola Industries works with Thrive to take the lead on economic development efforts. Jonathon Goering works for business retention and growth, attracting new businesses, workforce development and enhancing quality of life in Allen County.