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.

Contact Us

16 W. Jackson Ave.
Iola, KS 66749


Economic Development ManagerThrive 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.