Vermeer Manufacturing: Rebirth After the Tornado
Mar 01, 2019 7:00 AM
Mary Vermeer Andringa, Chair of the Board
Vermeer Manufacturing: Rebirth After the Tornado

 

Mary Vermeer Andringa, Chair of the Board
Vermeer Corporation

Pella, Iowa

Mary Vermeer Andringa is Chair of the Board at Vermeer Corporation, a global industrial and agricultural equipment company headquartered in Pella.  Prior to assuming her current role in 2015, she was CEO and Chair of the Board for one year and President and CEO for five years.  Earlier roles at Vermeer included Co-CEO and COO, focusing on her passion for continuous improvement and innovation.

Ms. Andringa is a member of the B20, the private sector's channel into the G20, providing leadership on small business and entrepreneurship with the intent to use her voice to remove obstacles and create a better business environment for small businesses to thrive.  She also currently serves as the Vice President of the Iowa Business Council.

Ms. Andringa was inducted into IndustryWeek's Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2013. She served a two-year term as chair of the National Association of Manufacturers, the nation's largest manufacturing association and has recently been named Honorary Vice Chair. She also served on President Obama's, Export Council where she represented manufacturing on important trade matters.  She is also a past member of the Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee.

Ms. Andringa credits her background in education for her inherent proficiency at leadership and inspiring team members to reach new heights in their personal and professional development.  After her degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she taught in the Iowa public school system and later in Omaha, Nebraska, for approximately 6 years.  She recently completed a two-year term as the co-chair of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council and has been named one of the Top 100 CEOs in STEM by STEMconnector.