Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative has named Chip Edgington its new board chairman. Edgington has been a member of the Conexus Indiana board since 2012 and has chaired the Conexus Logistics Council since 2011.
Edgington currently serves as executive vice president of operations for FULLBEAUTY Brands in Indianapolis. He succeeds David Parish, who served as board chair for three years and recently retired from Allison Transmission, where he served as senior vice president of operations and purchasing.
“Chip and David have both been long-time advocates of the Conexus Indiana mission as board members and as global industry leaders, and they have committed generous time and talent to shaping and delivering important Conexus Indiana programs for students, Indiana businesses and the community,” said Conexus CEO Steven Dwyer. “David brought a great deal of energy to the board and helped advance many Conexus Indiana programs that are building the next generation of advanced manufacturing and logistics workers and creating opportunities for Indiana’s continued leadership as the ‘Crossroads of America.’”
Conexus says Edgington was instrumental in creating and launching six regional logistics plans that outlined infrastructure, public policy and education needs in each Indiana county. Edgington also serves on the board of directors for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.
The organization has also named Michael Dick, current senior vice president of operations at purchasing at Allison Transmission, as a member of the board of directors.
“We are excited Mike is joining our board and welcome his expertise in leveraging the advanced manufacturing and logistics strengths of our state,” said Dwyer. “Allison Transmission has been a long-time, valuable partner in Conexus Indiana’s work to move Indiana forward, and Mike’s appointment builds on that commitment.”
Dick, a Purdue University graduate, has been with Allison Transmission since 2006 and previously worked with New Venture Gear Corporation.