Certification and Handbook 44

The Certification and Handbook 44 Committee oversees and maintains the ISWM's certification program for Certified Weighing Technicians, Certified Weighing Salespersons, and Certified Weighing Professionals and for Handbook 44 Training and Testing program.

Rapp/Mantes Education Fund Committee

The Rapp/Mantes Education Fund Committee awards scholarships to members of the scale industry, their children, and grandchildren. The number of scholarships awarded and the amount of each vary from year to year. Application forms for these scholarships are available on January 1 of each year and can be obtained from: Mack Rapp Education Fund, c/o Ohio State Scale, 4742 Arlington Centre Blvd, Columbus, OH 43220-2901, 614-459-5152. Current ISWM representative to the Rapp/Mantes Education Fund Committee: Otto Warnlof


The Membership Committee oversees and directs the ISWM's membership development and retention efforts. Current Membership Committee Chair: Richard Sharpe

Nominating Committee

The ISWM Board of Directors appoints a Nominating Committee of not less than three or more than five members to nominate candidates for elective office. The immediate past president is the chairperson of the Nominating Committee. The Committee reports to the Board of Directors no later than January 1 the names of the candidates it proposes for election. Current ISWM Nominating Committee Chair: Cathy Erickson

Publicity and Public Relations

The Publicity and Public Relations Committee is charged with assisting the ISWM in its public outreach efforts. Current Chair: Tim Detten

Mic Hendrick Memorial Award for Technical Excellence Committee

The Mic Hendrick Memorial Award Committee is charged with maintaining the integrity and prestige of the Mic Hendrick Award for Technical Excellence which is awarded to any person credited with a discovery or successful application of a principle or concept which has benefited the weighing industry. The principle must be of a technical nature, have been introduced to the weighing industry within the last 100 years, be unique, represent an improvement to increase efficiency and/or accuracy of weighing equipment and have been in use for a reasonable period of time by a significant portion of the industry. It must also be of economic significance to the weighing industry and foster further advancements in the industry by building on the concept. Current ISWM Mic Hendrick Award Committee Chair: Randy Whitledge


The Website Committee is charged with oversight of the ISWM's website, ensuring its value and usefulness to the ISWM Membership. Current Committee Chair: Steve Mizerak