Board of Directors

One of the guiding principles of cooperatives is democratic member control. MEC is governed by a nine-member board of directors, comprised of co-op members who actively participate in establishing corporate policy and strategic direction. Directors are elected to three-year terms by the membership in their respective districts. Learn more about Director Duties and Responsibilities.

Fred Turk
Fred TurkDistrict 1
269-423-7762
Decatur, Hamilton, Penn, Porter (Van Buren county), Marcellus and Volina Townships
Jim Dickerson
Jim DickersonDistrict 2
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269-370-6868
Arlington, Bainbridge, Bangor, Bloomingdale, Coloma, Covert, Hartford, Keeler, Lawrence, Paw Paw, Pipestone, Silver Creek, Watervliet and Waverly Townships
Ron Armstrong
Ron ArmstrongDistrict 3
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269-299-0239
Almena, Antwerp, Portage, Prairie Ronde, Oshtemo and Texas Townships
Clarence Barth
Clarence BarthDistrict 4
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269-279-9233
Brady, Fabius, Flowerfield, Leonidas, Lockport, Mendon, Newberg, Park, Schoolcraft and Wakeshma Townships
John Green
John GreenDistrict 5
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269-470-2816
Howard, LaGrange, Milton, Pokagon and Wayne Townships
Ben Russell
Ben RussellDistrict 6
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269-435-8564
Constantine, Florence, Mottville, Porter (Cass county) and White Pigeon Townships in Michigan and Van Buren, Washington and York Townships in Indiana
Gerry Bundle
Gerry BundleDistrict 7
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269-414-0164
Calvin, Jefferson, Mason and Ontwa Townships in Michigan and Harris and Osolo Townships in Indiana
Arell Chapman
Arell ChapmanDistrict 8
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517-292-3040
Adrian, Cambridge, Franklin, Raisin, Ridgeway, Rollin, Rome, Tecumseh, Woodstock, and northern portions of Blissfield, Deerfield, Dover, Hudson, Madison and Palmyra Townships
Harry Gentz
Harry GentzDistrict 9
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517-443-5537
Dover, Fairfield, Hudson, Madison, Medina, Ogden, Palmyra, Riga, Seneca and southern portions of Blissfield and Deerfield Townships in Michigan and Chesterfield, Clinton, Dover, Franklin, German, Gorham, Mill Creek, Pike and Royalton Townships in Ohio