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WAEDC Board & Members

It takes a strong local partnership to guarantee your company success.

It’s an exciting time when a community has achieved a major accomplishment and received national attention in doing it. That is exactly what’s happening in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

After more than a decade of planning and steadfast investment to create a world-class industrial park, the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council has completed its mission. The West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC) at the intersection of Interstate 75 and US 33 is now one of the largest rail-served, shovel-ready industrial parks in the country.

Since the Job Ready Site grant was awarded in 2007, the State of Ohio and City of Wapakoneta have invested more than $7 million in developing, testing, and analyzing the site. The process is now complete and WCOIC is ready for development. Being ready saves your company both time and money.

Our local economic development council (WAEDC) serves both companies and site consultants as the single point of entry to the West Central Ohio Industrial Center.


Logan O'Neill
Executive Director

Logan O’Neill, of New Bremen, replacing previous Executive Director Greg Myers after retirement in March 2020.

O’Neill had been with the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce since April 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing and business administration from Bluffton University. In 2018, he successfully completed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management.

“There’s a lot of growth going on in Wapakoneta,” O’Neill said. “As a nonprofit, I work with the businesses of our community. I felt this was a great opportunity to be a part of the Wapakoneta community and to continue to be a part of the Auglaize County community.”

O’Neill said his goal with WAEDC is to “make sure everything in Auglaize County continues to grow.”

O’Neill and his wife, Becky, are the parents of two sons, Cameron and Louis.

WAEDC Board Members

Michael Burton

Michael A. Burton is a partner with Jauert & Burton LLP and has practiced in Auglaize, Shelby, Allen, and Mercer Counties since 1995. He worked as a Certified Public Accountant at Price Waterhouse in Columbus for five years. Mike’s practice focuses on administration of estates; medicaid and elder law planning; commercial, probate, and domestic litigation; and municipal law. Mike also devotes significant time to real estate, tax and debt resolution matters. Mike graduated from Ohio University in 1986 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. He received his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1995. Mike is a member of the Ohio and Auglaize County Bar Associations. Mike serves on the board of the Wapakoneta Family YMCA and served as vice president of WAEDC 2005-2010.

Andrew Farley

Andrew Farley is a Senior Vice President, Regional Executive, for The State Bank and Trust Co. Andy has assisted many business banking relationships in the Wapakoneta region with opportunities to use both conventional & government loan and account programs to help grow or start their business activity. Andy attended Wright State University and graduated through Excelsior University with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing. A longtime resident of the neighboring Lima/Shawnee area, Andy has been working and serving the Wapakoneta area through volunteer activities and initiatives since 1991.


Chad Doll

Chad Doll is a high school social studies teacher, Social Studies Department Chair, and quiz bowl coach at St. Marys Memorial High School.  Chad earned his BA in Political Science and BS in Social Studies Education at Miami University and a Master's Degree in Education at Bluffton University. Chad is Chair of the Communications & Rules Committee and also serves on the Lands, Buildings & Building Code Committee and the Finance Committee.  Chad and his wife Kristin have three children, John, Lauren and Nathan.  Following spending time with his family, Mr. Doll's other favorite interests include reading, following sports, and trivia.

Ron Gasior

Ron Gasior is the Plant Manager at Ametek Westchester Plastics, the nation's leading independent toll compounder of engineering resins, alloys, reactive modifiers, and other thermoplastic materials. He has a BSME and MBA with extensive experience in manufacturing and operational responsibilities, including P&L, strategic planning and finance management. Ron has experience working with Fortune 200 firms as well as privately held businesses in the telecommunications, chemicals, and plastics industries. His strengths include assessing organizational effectiveness, analyzing systems and processes, identifying and implementing cost reduction and containment projects and developing effective safety, health and environmental management systems. Ron moved to Wapakoneta from Princeton, MA in 2005.

Steve Henderson

Steve is currently the Vice President of Planning & Development, Cristo Rey Dayton Project. Previous to this, he owned Dome Financial Services and worked in New York for two years. He was recently appointed to the position of Wapakoneta City Council President when the seat became vacant. Steve serves on the board of the Wapakoneta Rotary Club and is a past member of the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce. Steve currently serves as Vice President on the WAEDC Board of Directors. Steve is a graduate of Wapakoneta High School and Ohio University.

Bob Hager

Bob’s nearly 34 years of entrepreneurial and professional management experience includes years working internally inside organizations as well as outside through sales development, speaking and consulting experiences.  He has been President of Miller’s Textile Services since 1998 leading the company thru successive years of increasing growth and expansion. Personally, Bob is an accomplished martial artist and enjoys spending time with his wife Lorrie and their four children.  Other pursuits include travel, college sporting events, fly fishing, snow skiing, and reading.

Aaron Rex

Aaron Rex is the Superintendent of Wapakoneta City Schools.  He has worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the Wapakoneta School System.  Aaron received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University where he majored in Social Studies Education and Educational Administration.  He is a member of Rotary, Sertoma, and the Lions Club.  In addition he attends and is a member of Harvest Baptist Church.  Aaron has three children, Layne, Lydia, and Ella, and he is married to Kami.  He is proud to be a Redskin!

Jackie Martel

lJackie is the Executive Director of the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.  She has over 20 years experience in management and consulting for international organizations and start-up businesses. Jackie holds degrees from Xavier University and the University of Akron in Industrial Psychology and Business. Active in our community, Jackie is a board member of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, the Greater Grand Lake Region Visitors Bureau and the Wapakoneta Community Development Center.  She enjoys being the adviser to the high school Octagon Club and a member of the Rotary and Sertoma clubs.

Mark Jarvis

Mark Jarvis is President and owner of The Building Company of Wapakoneta and of Mark R. Jarvis Management Company and the President and founding member of Health Professionals Management Company.  Since 2007, Mark has also worked as realtor for Yocum Realty, focusing on Commercial and Industrial Sales and Leasing.  Prior to earning his MBA from Tiffin University in 2002, Mark worked in education at the secondary and post secondary levels, including Vice President and Chairman of the University Cabinet at the University of Northwestern Ohio.  Mark is very active in the local community, serving on the Wapakoneta City Schools District Leadership Team, Home Savings Bank Board of Directors, Wapakoneta Area Job Ready Sites Community Improvement Corporation, and Allen County Visionaries Board of Trustees.  Mark has lived in Wapakoneta for twenty years.

Alan Davis

Alan Davis is a Nationally Recognized Financial Services Professional with over 35 years of experience. Alan is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors or "NAIFA". Alan is a member of Life Underwriter Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF), a Life and Annuity Certified Professional (LACP), Has Series 6 and 63 licenses, and is also a member of the Million Dollar Round Table or "MDRT" the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Alan's success is just one of the pillars reflective of MDRT levels of excellence. Members like Alan must meet a certain level of proven success each year, and must also adhere to strict ethical standards. Alan enjoys helping others with their financial needs and to help ensure his clients are prepared in the event of a catastrophe. Alan's goal is to help provide peace of mind, save lives, and protect the futures of clients. Has a staff of 12 dedicated specialists to help clients with all of their financial, employee benefits, and risk management needs.

Tom Stinebaugh

Elected Mayor of Wapakoneta in 2015,  Tom Stinebaugh is employed as a realtor with Binkley Real Estate and is the owner of Stinebaugh Building and Remodeling.  He is co-owner of “Woody’s at the Lake” and a member of the Breakfast Optimist Club.  Prior to becoming Mayor, Tom worked for the Wapakoneta Fire Department for 25 years.  He is a life-long resident of Wapakoneta.

Lonnie Pedersen

Lonnie Pedersen has a long history in the telecommunications field, and he currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at TSC, Wapakoneta's local telecommunications provider. Lonnie serves in many leadership roles around the community, including Board of Director positions for Com Net Inc., Minster Bank, Telcom Insurance Group and OSLECA, Ohio Small Local Exchange Carrier Association. Lonnie earned a degree in business administration from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa. He moved to Wapakoneta in 1990 from Spencer, Iowa.

Erica Preston

Erica Preston is the County Administrator for Auglaize County. Erica grew up in Wapakoneta and returned to the area after spending seven years in the Columbus, Ohio area where she practiced law at an international law firm. Erica graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 2000 and obtained both her bachelor’s degree and law degree from Ohio Northern University. Erica is on the board of directors for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Floyd Gregg

Floyd Gregg is the Director of Public Service and Safety for the City of Wapakoneta. He is a graduate of Celina Senior Highschool and the University of Toledo’s College of Business. Before joining the city in 2018 he served as a police officer for the Village of Minster for nine years. Floyd is on the recreation board, planning committee, and serves as a board member of the CIC. Floyd and his wife Rachel have three children, Evan, Warren, and Natalie.

Kirk Azbell

Kirk Azbell is the Vice President of Sales and Procurement for the G.A. Wintzer & Son Co.  Prior to his employment with G.A. Wintzer in 1993, he was the Vice President of Rex Douglas Corporation inFt Lauderdale, FL.   Kirk studied business and logistics at Wright State and Ohio State and spent several years with PepsiCo, immediately following college, in Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago, and Detroit.  Kirk and his Wife, Gayle reside in Wapakoneta.

Natalie S. Bice

Natalie S. Bice is a Certified Public Accountant and an Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent. Natalie serves as an Accounting Manager with J M Green & Associates, CPA and is the Business Services Manager of WAJ Management Co. since October 2017. Prior to moving back to Wapakoneta, she served as a Tax Senior Manager with Ernst & Young US, LLP, a multinational professional services firm (“Big Four” accounting firm) for 12 years serving the Dayton and Cincinnati middle market communities.

Natalie has over 15 years of experience in Federal Tax Consulting, Accounting for Income Taxes, and Corporate and Individual Tax Compliance experience. She has deep tax compliance knowledge in partnership, S-Corporation and C-Corporation tax areas. She holds a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting and an M.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of America Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). Additionally, she serves as Treasurer and on the Board of Trustees for West Ohio Community Action Partnership (WOCAP) headquartered in Lima, Ohio.

Natalie and her husband Rick, a General Foreman with the Dayton Ironworker’s Union, reside in Wapakoneta with their children.



Alan Davis Insurance
Alan Davis
127 W. Auglaize St.
PO Box 2002
Wapakoneta, OH 458954197

American Industrial Partners
Chuck Kantner
711 Gibbs Avenue
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Ametek/Westchester Plastics
Ron Gaisor
14097 Cemetery Rd.
PO Box 385
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Apollo Career Center
Keith Horner
3325 Apollo Drive
Lima, OH 45806

Area Energy & Electric
Lou Catlin
2001 Commerce Drive
Sidney, OH 45365 

Auglaize Family Dental
Kenneth Jackson
809 Redskin Trail
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home
Dick Eley
1102 Lincoln Ave.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Beem Construction
Roger Barlage
225 S. Mill St.
PO Box 208
Botkins, OH 45306

Best Western Wapakoneta Inn
Ali Khokhar
1008 Lunar Drive
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Block Insurance Agency, Inc.
Roger Tuttle
102 N. Wood St.
PO Box 19
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Choice One Engineering
Jeff Puthoff
440 East Hoewisher Road
Sidney, OH 45365

City of Wapakoneta
Tom Stinebaugh, Mayor
701 Parlette Court
PO Box 269
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

CJ's Pizza & Catering
Josh Schoolcraft
813 Defiance Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Com Net, Inc.
Diane Kahn
13888 County Road 25A
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

CTL Engineering
Kevin Reichert
102 Commerce Drive
PO Box 44
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Dad's Toy Shop
Rodney Metz
123-125 West Auglaize St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Dominion East Ohio Gas
Peggy Ehora
150 S. Jackson St.
Lima, OH 45801

Elfie Properties, LLC
David Schlenker
404 Hamilton St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Edward Jones
Chad Metzger
1103 Gardenia Drive, Suite 1
Wapakoneta, OH 45895 

Ferguson Construction Co. 
Thomas Snapp
400 Canal Street
P.O. Box 726
Sidney, OH 45365

Fifth Third Bank
Danyrae Scott
1311 Bellefontaine St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Finkelmeier Insurance Agency, Inc.
Thomas Finkelmeier, Jr.
811 Redskin Trail
PO Box 210
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

First National Bank
Bill Wente
406 N. Hamilton Rd.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Frost Roofing
J.J. Smithey
2 Broadway Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Garmann/Miller & Associates
Bruce Miller
38 S Lincoln Drive
Minster, OH 45865


GA Wintzer & Son Co.
Kirk Azbell
204 W. Auglaize St.
PO Box 406
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

General Aluminum Manufacturing
Russel Hall
13663 Short Road
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Grand Lake Health Systems
Kevin Harlan
200 St. Clair Street
St. Marys, OH 45885

HA Dorsten, Inc.
Sean Dorsten
146 N Main Street
Minster, OH 45365

Holiday Inn Express
Brad Will
1510 Saturn Drive
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Home Savings Bank
Jim West
1 S. Blackhoof St.
PO Box 300
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Hume Supply, Inc.
Daven Stedke
1359 E. Hanthorn Rd.
Lima, OH 45804

Hutchison Shell
Bryan & Bethany Hutchison
1402 Bellefontaine Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Ingredia, Inc.
Kevin Rutter
625 Commerce Drive
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Jacobs Engineering Group
Gary Long
1103 Schrock Road, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43229

J.Maries Wood-Fired Kitchen & Drinks
John-William Davis
7 W Auglaize Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Jauert & Burton, LLP
Mike Burton
PO Box 1957
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

JM Green & Assoc.
Joe Green
PO Box 207
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Koenig Insurance Agency
Jeff Dorner
804 N. Dixie Hwy
PO Box 179
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Mark R. Jarvis Management Co.
Mark Jarvis
1103 Gardenia Dr. Suite 3
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Merrit Real Estate Professionals
Donnie Nichols
502 N. Dixie Highway
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Midwest Elastomers
Ron Clark
700 Industrial Dr.
PO Box 412
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Midwest Electric Cooperative
Matthew Berry
6029 County Road 33A
St. Marys, OH 45885

Midwest Metal Fabricators
Jason Neuman
712 Maple Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Miller's Textile Service, Inc.
Robert Hager
520 Commerce Dr.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Minster Bank
Rex Lippincott
607 N. Defiance St.
PO Box 2057
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Moulton Transportation, LTD
Van Wright
15727 Belaire Place
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Ohio Valley Integration Services
Lou Catlin
2001 Commerce Drive
Sidney, OH 45365 

Perfection Group
John Albrecht, Jr.
2649 Commerce Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Perry ProTech
Charlie Elerbrock
545 West Market Street
Lima, OH 45802


Peterson Construction
Don Bergfeld
18817 SR 501 N.
PO Box 2058
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

RD Jones Excavating
Randy Jones
10225 Alger Road
Harrod, OH 45850

R.E. Becker Builders
Ron Becker
13999 Cemetary Road
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Regal Plumbing & Heating
Lou Catlin
2001 Commerce Drive
Sidney, OH 45365 

Rhodes State College
216 Public Service Bldg.
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804

Rock Line Products
Al Behr
401 Industrial Drive
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

SB Mechanical
Lance Buettner
777 South Copus Road
Lima, OH 45805

Sign Solutions of Ohio
Mike Powell
1929 Elida Road
Lima, OH 45805

St. Rita's Health Partners
Brian Smith
730 W. Market Street
Lima, OH  45801

Schlenker Developments
Phillip Schlenker
404 Hamilton St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Stahler Trucking & Leasing, Inc.
Doug Stahler
208 E Harrison Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

State Bank
Andy Farley 
930 W Market Street
Lima, OH 45805

Stolly Insurance Group
Jon Wade
24 W. Auglaize St.
PO Box 388
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Stroh, Johnson & Co, LLP
John Johnson
1201 Defiance St.
PO Box 2020
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Superior Federal Credit Union
Kurt Neeper
202 Willipie St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Technical Resources Group
Kella Bodenmiller
305 E Pike Street
Jackson Center, OH 45334

Lonnie Pedersen
2 Willipie St.
PO Box 408
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

VTF Excavating
Kyle Vantilburg
4968 Celina Mendon Road 
Celina, OH 45822

Village of Cridersville
Lorali Myers, Mayor
PO Box 2081
Cridersville, OH 45806

Wapakoneta City Schools
Aaron Rex 
1102 Gardenia Drive
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Wapakoneta Daily News
Deb Zwez
520 Industrial Drive
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Wapakoneta Industrial Developmnt Inc.
Philip Schlenker
404 Hamilton Road
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

Wapakoneta Manor
1010 Lincoln Highway
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Wells Brothers, Inc.
Andy Haag
105 Shue Road
Anna, OH 45302

Wieland Construction
Steve Opper
4162 English Oak Drive
Lansing, MI 48911

Wiesenmayer Law Office
15 Willipie St. Suite 300
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Kevin Creamer
1424 Rice Ave
Lima, OH 45808