Richard Cornelison was elected chairman of the board of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance at the organization’s recent 2017 annual meeting. Cornelison is economic development project manager for OG&E Energy Corp.
He succeeds Stuart Powell, president of Cookshack in Ponca City.
Scott Ritz was elected vice chairman. He is director of customer service for Public Service Company of Oklahoma.
Other manufacturers on the board of directors are Lee Eslicker, president of D&L Oil Tools in Tulsa; Kenneth Statton, managing partner of MST, LLC in Claremore; Joe Tomaskovic, vice president of engineering for ATC Drivetrain in Oklahoma City; and Mike Mitchell, chief financial officer for Chickasaw Nation Industries in Norman.
As Economic Development Project Manager, Business Development, Cornelison is responsible for the recruitment of business and industry to the OG&E service area. His responsibilities include identifying business development opportunities, marketing local and state incentives, establishing relationships with corporate consultants and working with prospective companies on site location and energy issues.
The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is a not-for-profit economic development organization working to improve Oklahoma’s manufacturing industry. Through a state-wide network of manufacturing extension agents and applications engineers, the Manufacturing Alliance provides hands-on resources for improving productivity, increasing sales, and reducing costs. The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance along with the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, i2E, and OSU’s New Product Development Center forms the Oklahoma Innovation Model, which is an integrated solution for implementing advanced concepts.