Following World War I, the Casting Industry Suppliers Associations (formerly known as the Foundry Equipment and Materials Association) was formed. The common problems of the war and post-war period highlighted the need for effective group action to advocate for the interests of the manufacturers of foundry equipment and materials.
Today, the need for group rather than individual action is apparent as past challenges and opportunities still exist. Therefore, CISA members are committed to making significant contributions to the casting industry. CISA members believe the casting industry can thrive, and continue to be an integral part of that effort because they represent proactive companies that are concerned with producing positive outcomes.
Our mission is to provide quality information, education and business networking opportunities to help our members improve their business. We work with international institutions to benefit the casting industry and foster rewarding professional and business relationships.
Our Code of Ethics
CISA seeks to promote ethical behavior and help support civil and criminal law by discouraging universally undesirable conduct and unlawful activities, as well as to enhance the economic efficiency of the industry and the overall public good.
Our Governing Bylaws
CISA’s bylaws detail the association’s mission and its guidelines for membership including dues, annual meetings, and the election of officers. These bylaws serve as a map for general operations of the group and are reviewed on a regular basis to be accordance with existing national and international law.
Lew received his Bachelor’s Degree from Fresno State University, and began his career with Great Lakes Carbon working in the Minerals Division of their Coke Calcining plant in Wilmington, CA. In 1984, Lew was transferred to their Graphite Division and worked in Technical Service before taking over a Sales Territory selling Graphite Electrodes. In 1987, Lew went to work for Superior Graphite selling graphite electrodes and powdered graphite and carbon.
In 1991, Lew went to work for Asbury Carbons handling their overseas sales, and, in 2005, became Vice President of Sales.
Lew is an active member of his community belonging to the Easton Pa Rotary Club and sitting on the board for The Foundation for Easton Schools.