Vision Statement

Our vision is to foster the advancement of local manufacturers by promoting and supporting their best interests.

Our Mission and Priorities

Establish STMA as the premier resource for advancing world class manufacturing.

• Develop a skilled workforce and a talent pipeline for our industry

• Communicate market trends,technology, and Best Practices

• Provide regulatory and legislative awareness and support
• Provide members with opportunities for networking and idea sharing

• Advocate for and promote careers in the manufacturing community

About STMA

The South Texas Manufacturers Association (STMA) is a 501 (c) 6 Trade Association and membership driven organization committed to advancing manufacturing in the Rio Grande Valley and the South Texas Region.

In 25 years, STMA has grown to our current membership of over 218 companies by focusing on providing high quality information and support to our manufacturing sector. We work with area economic development corporations, other trade associations, regional workforce development boards, colleges and public school districts, our region’s manufacturers, and other businesses that provide services and support to the manufacturing sector in the region.

STMA Officers

Executive Director
Teresa Hernandez

STMA President
Pamela de la Garza

Valley Plastics & Paper Recycling, General Mgr.

Vice President
Cesario Pina

Universal Metal Products, General Manager

Treasurer
Mike Willis

Workforce Solutions Lower RGV, Sr. Business Relations Rep.

STMA Board

Cliff Mahathey
EMU Plastics, Director of Operations

Derek Mangseth
International Paper, Complex Site Manager

Frank Parker, Jr.
Parker & Company, Owner

Aracely Corona
Zebra Technologies, Plant Manager

Dan Robinson
Grand Rapids Foam Technologies, Plant Manager

Matt Foerster
Express Employment Professionals- Franchise Owner

Carlos Arguelles
Sigosa Steel, General Manager

Paul Harris
Rexnord Industries, Site Operations Leader

Daisy Alviso-Castillo
Wonderful Citrus-HR Manager/Corporate Engagement & Community Outreach Partner

Petra Irene Vasquez
Regal Beloit America, Inc. – Distribution Manager I

Peter Limones
GE Aviation-McAllen – EHS Manager

Jerry Portales
Atlantic Durant Technology, Inc. – General Manager