The Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA) elected Wally Stommes, president of StoneL, as its chairman for 2012. StoneL, which Stommes helped found, is a business division of Metso Automation. Stommes succeeds James P. Bolin, Jr. COO of Process Automation for Pepperl + Fuchs, who will continue on the Board as past chairman.

MCCA elections were completed by letter ballot by the association’s membership during November 2011. Also elected was Todd Gardner, vice president of Siemens Sensors and Communications, a unit of Siemens Industry in Grand Prairie, Texas. Gardner will serve as vice chairman as well as treasurer of the association for the coming year. He is responsible for the overall U.S. domestic market for process instruments and analytics as well as global manufacturing and support of the ultrasonic flow and gas chromatograph businesses.

Elected as Directors-at-Large were Robert D. Carrell, president and vice president of international sales of Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc. located in Elizabeth City, N.C.; John E. Erskine III, vice president of sales from Racine Federated in Racine, Wis.; and Joseph E. Incontri, director of marketing for Krohne, Inc. headquartered in Peabody, Mass. Each director serves a three-year term until December 2014.

Leaving the Board at the completion of their service were past chairman Charlotte Hill, president of Georg Fischer Signet; Michael Gerster, president of WIKA Instruments; and Jeffrey Peters, president of Precision Digital Corporation.

MCCA is the trade association of leading companies who manufacture and distribute a wide variety of process controls, field measurement and analysis instrumentation, systems and software used in industrial process control and factory automation around the world. For more information, visit