Conexus Indiana adds two members to Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS (May 9, 2019) Conexus Indiana today announced two new members to the Conexus Indiana Board of Directors. Scott Glaze, owner, chairman and chief executive officer of Fort Wayne Metals, and Amish Shah, chief executive officer of Kem Krest, are the newest appointees to now 17-member board, which is comprised of statewide leaders who guide Conexus Indiana in its mission to accelerate, promote and grow Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics economy.

“Diverse representation on our board is pivotal to ensuring the work we do benefits all Hoosiers,” said J. Mark Howell, president and CEO of Conexus Indiana. “Conexus must be industry-led and represent the full statewide ecosystem of advanced manufacturers and logistics companies in Indiana to be successful. With the addition of Scott and Amish to our board, we gain new subsector and geographical perspectives that will help us achieve our goals.”

Outside of his work with Fort Wayne Metals, Glaze has been involved in a number of state, regional and local organizations dedicated to economic and community development. He has worked with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Indiana Corporate Council and most recently, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.Glaze has served as CEO at Fort Wayne Metals since 1985. During his tenure, the company has grown into a global leader in the manufacture of high-quality precision wire products for the medical device industry. Today, Fort Wayne Metals employs more than 1,200 people worldwide.

Shah started his career at Kem Krest, an Elkhart-based logistics company, in 1996 and rose to CEO in 2000. During his tenure, it has grown into a $500 million company and has won numerous awards, including: The General Motors Supplier of the Year Award; Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies and Indiana Companies to Watch. Shah is also Ernst & Young’s 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year and a board member and co-owner of Educational Software for Guiding Instruction, a second stage education technology company focused on early literacy.

Shah currently serves on the General Motors Supplier Council, the YPO Central US Region Board, the Indiana University South Bend Chancellor’s Advisory Board, the Beacon Health System Board of Directors, and the South Bend–Elkhart Regional Development Authority Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

About Conexus Indiana

For more than a decade, Conexus Indiana, one of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) non-profit initiatives, has been positioning the Hoosier State as the best place for advanced manufacturing and logistics industries to invest, employ and succeed. By collaborating with industry, academic and public sector partners on a shared vision for an innovative, skilled workforce and stronger business climate, Conexus Indiana has helped to create opportunities for advanced manufacturing and logistics companies, prepare Hoosiers to succeed in the state’s largest industry sectors and maintain Indiana’s competitive advantage. For more information, go to