Matthew Hotch, Bryan Hawkins, Cynthia VanderWaal, Marcia Arndt and Jeffrey Knauf were elected to the board of directors of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation.

Each new member will serve a two-year term on the nine-member board, which provides governance for the activities, affairs and property of the FMA Foundation.

Hotch, who has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s “Biker Build-Off,” is president of Matt Hotch Designs, a custom-motorcycle business based in Fullerton, Calif.

VanderWaal is sales and marketing manager for Roper Whitney Inc., of Rockford, Ill., and Arndt is dean of manufacturing technology at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend, Wis.

Hawkins and Knauf are the presidents of Hawkeye Industries Inc. of Tupelo, Miss., and of Medalist Laserfab Inc. in Oshkosh, Wis., respectively.

The FMA Foundation is a charity that provides funding for training, grants, scholarships and research relating to metal forming, fabricating and product assembly.

“The FMA Foundation assures the future of our industry by encouraging young people to consider manufacturing as a future career option,” said Don Begneaud, board chairman. “I look forward to working with our new board members in fulfilling that mission.”

The foundation offers grants to not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions introducing young people to metal forming and fabricating careers, provides funding to organizations starting or expanding manufacturing camps, and issues scholarships to students at colleges and trade schools pursuing industry careers.