Cathy Erickson is currently the National Sales Manager for Brecknell Scales and Dillon Force Measurement (a division of Avery Weigh-Tronix). She has been with Avery Weigh-Tronix for over 17 years. Prior to her employment with AWTX, she worked for Rice Lake Weighing Systems. She has been in the weighing industry for 27 years.
She was the Lieutenant Governor for the Central/Northwest Division. In 2008, she was the Program Chair for the ISWM Conference and Expo that was held in Reno, Nevada. In 2012, she received the "Lady of the Year" award at the ISWM Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cathy and her husband, Mark, live near Madison, Wisconsin, where they enjoy golfing and spending time with their two grandchildren.
Steve Hofius is President of NBS Calibration in Bloomington, MN. From 1973 to 1977, Steve served as an electronics technician in Aviation Fire Control with the U.S. Navy in San Diego, CA. From there, he went to work for Honeywell Electronic in Minneapolis, MN, working with missile guidance systems and electronic fuses.
In 1982, Steve had his first experience with scales as a field service technician for National Semiconductor. His work included calibrating and servicing scales at the cash registers for Vons, Safeway, Alpha Beta and others. He was a local supervisor in San Diego from 1984 to 1986 and Grand Junction, Colorado from 1986 to 1996.
Steve answered an ad for an electronics technician for National Balance and Scale in 1988 and was hired. He and his wife, Patty, bought the company in 2005 and with the help of some great employees and managers, NBS Calibration has grown and expanded over the years.
Steve served for more than ten years as Governor of the ISWM Analytical & Precision Balance Division.
Immediate Past President
Jerry Finnegan is the SE Regional Sales Manager handling Distribution for Avery Weigh-Tronix, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITW Corporation and Fortune 200 Company. Prior to taking on this role in 2003, Finnegan served nearly 9 years in Sales as Territory Manager for Florida Industrial Scale, selling and servicing accounts in north and central Florida.
For many years, Jerry has been an active member of the ISWM Southeastern Division. He has served as Sergeant at Arms, Program Chairman, Vice Chairman, Chairman, and since 2012, as Division Governor.
Finnegan is a native of Scranton, PA and completed his degree in Elementary Education studies from Glassboro State College in Glassboro, NJ. He currently resides in Greenville, SC with his wife, Stacey, and is an "empty nester" of two boys, Ryan and Sean.
Executive Committee Member
Central Illinois Scale Company
Ryan Fox has been with Central Illinois Scale Company for six years. He has a background in construction, transportation, and safety. He is the current Chairman of the ISWM Central/Northwest Division and lives in Danville, IL with his wife Jennifer and their three children, Ethan, Hayden, and Aubrey.
Executive Committee Member
Scale Warehouse and More
Steve has been in the weighing industry for 16 years, working with companies such as Fairbanks Scales and Advance Scale. He is now Founder & CEO of Scale Warehouse and More/ScaleTrader.net, a company he founded in 2008. Steve and his wife live in Eastern Pennsylvania with their two daughters.