Aneesa Muthana, President and Owner of Pioneer Service Inc., elected to the IMEC Board of Directors

Posted by Amy Fitzgerald on Mar 30, 2017 6:00:22 PM

Pioneer ServiceAneesa Muthana is a hands-on leader with experience in almost every aspect of manufacturing in a production machining and grinding environment. In 1993, Aneesa took the helm of a small struggling motor-shaft manufacturing company and grew a stable business employing up to 50 people full-time. Her determination and passion drove her to learn and provide the leadership necessary to grow the company substantially over the next twenty years. In 2013, understanding a change in the economic landscape due to off-shoring, she began the process of transforming her company from the business of making motor-shafts to the business of making complex Swiss CNC machined parts for automotive, medical,  motion control and other industries. To generate this transformation, she tackled improvements in the organization’s manufacturing information system (ERP), marketing and extensive employee re-training and hiring of diverse talent, taking full advantage of federal, state and local programs to help finance the changes.

I am looking forward to contributing to the IMEC Board of Directors,” said Muthana. “IMEC has access to tremendous resources that benefit manufacturers like Pioneer Service. I want to find ways to connect more companies with these resources and help the organization do an even better job of identifying and meeting the manufacturers’ needs.

In addition to running her own company, Ms. Muthana is on the board of directors for the Valley Industrial Association (VIA) and the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA). She hopes to leverage her network to better understand the needs of local manufacturers and cross-pollinate ideas between the different boards. She is also active in promoting women in manufacturing and exposing students to the vast career opportunities in manufacturing.

The IMEC Board of Directors plays a key role in the success of the organization,” said Dr. David Boulay, President of IMEC. “The involvement of manufacturing leaders like Aneesa gives us the unique perspective of the individuals that work in the manufacturing environment every day. They help us to drive forward our purpose to foster long-term economic and workforce competitiveness by providing the feedback and experiences related to performance and practices required to be successful in today’s highly competitive industrial climate.”

IMEC is a part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a Congressional program directed under the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  IMEC, the Illinois MEP, was founded in 1996 to improve the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois' small and mid-sized manufacturing firms, by helping to optimize operating capacity, implement advanced process innovations, increase sales, enter new markets, and improve profitability.  IMEC is led by a board of directors comprised of the leaders of manufacturing companies.  The board of directors is focused on increasing the productivity and global competitive advantage of organizations in Illinois and provides input on the organization’s policies, programs, and performance.

About Pioneer Service Inc.

Pioneer Service is a machine shop providing CNC Swiss screw machined parts, CNC turned parts and centerless grinding services for small parts. They provide components to the customer specifications for a wide range of applications. Pioneer helps with short-run and long-running jobs, from prototype to production, making parts from many materials like steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, nickel alloys, plastics and more. Our team takes pride in providing our customers with a competitive edge within their market by continually delivering the highest quality components and services on-time. For more information contact Pioneer Service Inc., 542 W Factory Road, Addison, IL 60101, Telephone 630-628-8184 or visit or follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter at

Amy Fitzgerald

Written by Amy Fitzgerald

Topics: leadership

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