BIRTE MATHIS: President Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA)

Birte Mathis is the President of the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA). Birte Mathis is CEO of Jacob Tubing, L.P. where she has worked since its entry into the U.S. market in 1998. In this role, she serves the needs of Jacob client companies in all of North, South, and Central America. Birte was instrumental in transitioning the company from a sales office to a manufacturing facility.

Her team of more than 26 manufacture and deliver high- quality steel tubing, which is used in the manufacture of an array of products ranging from coffee to NASCAR components to the latest developments in space travel.

Birte graduated with an engineering degree from the University of Florida. She and her husband Kent reside in Germantown, TN with her two stepdaughters and two rescue dogs. They are passionate about impacting the lives of humans and canines and work with the local homeless population and serve as a founding Board member of a near-by animal rescue.

Formed in 1960, PEMA brings together companies that supply equipment and systems that are used by process industries including but not limited to: Food, chemical, pharmaceutical, waste water treatment, paint and coatings, agribusiness, ceramics, metals, plastics, wood, pulp and paper, environmental, building products and mining/minerals.

PEMA is a trade association focused on CONNECTIVITY. PEMA provides member interaction, business alliance expansion, industry knowledge and professional cooperation.