Our History

In 1919, 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. Our organization will soon be celebrating 100 years, which is a testament to the long standing membership.   It is no accident that CISA members do better than those who do not belong to our strong organization.

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

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.

Our Staff

Steve Ryan – Badger Mining

President

Contact Steve:

SRyan@badgerminingcorp.com

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Mike Bartol – MTI/American Colloid

Immediate Past President

Contact Mike:

Mike.Bartol@mineralstech.com

Randy Smith – Porter Warner

1st Vice President

Contact Randy:

alanrandolphsmith@gmail.com

 

Claude Hutchens – General Kinematics

2nd Vice President 

Contact Claude: 

chutchens@generalkinematics.com

Mark Ziegler

CISA Executive Director

Contact Mark:  mark@cisa.org

Featured Companies

These companies have provided the leadership and commitment to the CISA organization, which is vital to the sustainability and growth of Metalcasting Industry.

Thanks to Mike Bartol, Immediate Past President. We appreciate your leadership as President of the Casting Industry Suppliers Association.  Your service during your term as President has been of significant influence to the growth and strengthening of our association.