Cathy Erickson
(507) 399-1301

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.

Vice President

Steve Hofius
NBS Calibrations
(952) 881-7716

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
Avery Weigh-Tronix
(864) 275-4697

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

  Mike Williams
  Ohaus Corporation
  (404) 217-3287

Mike Williams is the SE Regional Sales Manager for Ohaus Corporation.  He has been with Ohaus Corporation for 11 years.  Mike has spent 10 years with the ISWM, serving as Governor of the Southern Division and Chairman of the Manufacturers Division.  He has a BS degree in Computer Science as well as six yeasr with the U.S. Army as a Signal Corps Officer and four years with the U.S. Navy as a Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer.

Mike lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he spends his free time playing golf and working on his "high" handicap.

Executive Committee Member

Steve Mizerak
Scale Warehouse and More
(610) 419-2068

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/, a company he founded in 2008.  Steve and his wife live in Eastern Pennsylvania with their two daughters.


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