Remanufacturing Industries Council Announces New Officers and Board Members

​The Remanufacturing Industries Council, the unified voice for the global reman industry, announced the appointment of new Officers and two new Board members.  

The newly appointed Officers include:

•    Chairman - Vaughn Henson, Director of Business Development, SRC Holdings Corporation 

•    Vice-Chair - Jena Holtberg-Benge, General Manager, John Deere Reman 

•    Secretary - Paul Adamson, Chief Revenue Officer, America’s Remanufacturing Company

•    Treasurer - Michael Schmit, Director, Remanufacturing Technology, GE Healthcare 

•    Immediate Past Chair - John Disharoon, Director, Market Access, Caterpillar Inc. 

The Chairmanship was vacated by John Disharoon, Director, Market Access, Caterpillar Inc. Disharoon has served on the Executive Committee for four years and the Board of Directors for five years. 

“I am extremely honored and excited to take on the role of Chairman for this hard-working and results-driven organization. John served as Chairman of the Board with the utmost integrity, and we are grateful for his guidance and leadership over the years. I intend to pick up where he left off, continuing our membership growth initiatives and promotion of remanufacturing,” said Vaughn Henson, Chairman, RIC. 

New board members, Carl Fletcher, Leader Reman & Aftersales Development, Navistar Inc., and Mark Nugent, Senior Director of Strategy & Business Development, BBB Industries, were elected to two-year terms starting Feb. 1, 2020. 

“Our new board members are joining RIC at an exciting time. Their talent, vision, and leadership will enhance our already talented and committed board, as we continue to move remanufacturing forward,” said Henson. 

Reelected to new terms are Jena Holtberg-Benge, General Manager, John Deere; William Schofield, President, Advanced Electrical & Motor Controls; Michael Schmit, Director, Remanufacturing Technology, GE Healthcare; Paul Adamson, Chief Revenue Officer, America’s Remanufacturing Company; Don Olson, Head of Nokia Circular Supply Operations, Nokia.

Henson went on to say, “With a full slate of leadership in place, we plan to continue our work to Advocate, Collaborate and Educate on all things reman. These guiding principles have and will continue to be the cornerstone of our mission.”

A complete list of Board members is on the Remanufacturing Industries Council website at

About RIC:

Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) is the unified voice for a global remanufacturing audience. We leverage our members and their networks to provide expertise on overcoming local and international challenges that impact the remanufacturing industry – from tools to technology to market acceptance and best practices. RIC provides a platform for advocating, collaborating and educating stakeholders to create increased awareness and build upon the successful acceptance of remanufactured products worldwide. As the voice of the remanufacturing industry, RIC actively promotes the financial, environmental, and workforce benefits of this important business sector. The Remanufacturing Industries Council is a vital support and promotion organization for the global recognition of the value of remanufactured goods and the creator of the ANSI standard RIC001.1-2016: Specifications for the Process of Remanufacturing.

Source: Remanufacturing Industries Council