Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation Board

VWAEDC Board Members

Troy Miller, C.P.M.

Troy Miller, C.P.M., serves as president of VWAEDC. He is the Supply Chain Manager at Braun Industries, Inc., and a Van Wert native. He is an at-large VWAEDC board member; his term expires in 2020.

Carol Miller

Carol Miller is treasurer of VWAEDC. She has served as Mayor of the village of Ohio City for 15 years and was a Village Council member for 15 years. Carol is very active in her community and has supported the Van Wert Community for several years. Carol is married to her husband of 38 years. She has 2 children and 4 grandchildren, who all attend Van Wert City Schools/Ohio State University. She has been active in Relay for Life and is currently battling breast cancer herself. Carol has been a big supporter of the Van Wert Booster Club and has always been great at supporting the various athletic activities. Carol is an avid Cougars fan! She is an at-large member and her term expires in 2019.

Vallace Hunt

Vallace Hunt is the newest member of the VWAEDC board. He is the owner/operator of Shine Premium Auto Detailing in Van Wert and a graduate of Vantage Career Center. The Van Wert native is an at-large board member and his term expires in 2021.

Thad Lichtensteiger

Thad Lichtensteiger is a perpetual member of the VWAEDC board. He has served 8 years as Van Wert County Commissioner and will begin his third term in January 2019. He helps in operating the family farm.

Troy Hoffman

Troy Hoffman is a farmer in our community. He was appointed to the VWAEDC board by county officials; his term expires in 2019.

Sticky Rammel

Sticky Rammel is an Independent Sales Director and Consultant specializing in the Regenerative/Aesthetic Medicine Industry. He is President of the Wassenberg Art Center Board of Directors and is passionate about downtown real estate development in his spare time. He was appointed to the VWAEDC board by the city and his term expires 2020.

Jerry Mazur

Jerry Mazur, Van Wert City Mayor, was instrumental in unifying the Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation (VWAEDC) between Van Wert City and Van Wert County. He continues to serve on the VWAEDC Board. Jerry is an active member on various boards and committees within the City.

Jim Bonifas

Jim Bonifas has been a manager at Kenn-Feld Group’s Van Wert location for 40+ years. He was appointed to the VWAEDC board by the county and his term expires 2021. Kenn-Feld Group serves the Van Wert community and surrounding area with John Deere Ag and Residential products and services.

Bob Priest

Bob Priest is Van Wert High School Principal. He was appointed to the VWAEDC board by the city and serves as board secretary. His term expires in 2021.