STEVE KALINA: President & CEO, MPMA: Minnesota Precision Manufacturing

Steve Kalina is the President & CEO of the MPMA: Minnesota Precision Manufacturing. Steve Kalina is a new member of the Intrinxec team, as the executive director of MPMA. Steve has been in the manufacturing industry for over 20 years, and involved in MPMA during that time. He was most recently the president of a local medical device manufacturer. He is excited to work with MPMA, an organization that has been a strong part of his career development.

Steve also spent 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves with two combat tours. However, he has found it to be more challenging, and sometimes more dangerous, raising his amazing three kids with his wife and dogs in Andover. He and his wife also enjoy downhill skiing, and marathon running, which happens to be where they met. Steve also had three horses for a period of time, but after being kicked in the head at least twice that he recalls, he hung up the reigns for another day.

“MPMA is excited to once again partner with Minnesota State to support advanced manufacturing scholarships,” said Steve Kalina, president/CEO of MPMA. “The opportunity to support this program and encourage students to pursue manufacturing as a career has motivated our industry to collaborate with education on a much deeper level to strengthen the development of our workforce.”

For high school students or adults returning to school, MPMA partners with technical colleges and community programs across Minnesota to provide scholarships and post-graduate resources to ensure a job after graduation.