MCA Elects 2012 Board of Directors and Officers
February 1, 2012, Glenview, IL --The Metal Construction Association (MCA) elected its 2012 Board of Directors and Officers at the 2012 Annual Meeting, held January 22-24 in Clearwater, FL.
Todd E. Miller, president of Isaiah Industries, Piqua, OH was elected chair of the association. Karl Hielscher, president/CEO of Metl-Span LLC, Lewisville, TX, will serve as vice chair and treasurer and Renee Ramey, marketing manager for Steelscape Inc., will serve as secretary. Jeff Irwin, CEO of Kingspan Benchmark, will serve as past chair. Also serving on the Executive Committee is John Bernardi, vice president of business development for Firestone Building Products as market development chair, and Bill Hippard, vice president of sales for PreCoat Metals as Chair of the Metal Roofing Alliance.
In addition to the officers, those serving on the 2012 MCA Board of Directors are: John Bernardi; Ken Buchinger, MBCI, Houston, TX; Bill Croucher, Fabral, Lancaster, PA; Jerry Hatley Jr, PPG, Springdale, PA; Bill Hippard; Ed Karper, Akzo Nobel, Columbus, OH; Ted Miller, Miller Clapperton, Austell, GA; Brian Partyka, Drexel Metals Corp., Ivyland, PA; Sid Peterson, Alcoa Architectural Products, Lisle, IL; Renee Ramey; Randy Ridenour, Atlas Bolt & Screw, Ashland, OH; Norbert Schneider, Umicore Building Products USA Inc., Raleigh, NC; Roger Sieja, Wismarq Corp. Inverness, IL; and Jim Tuschall, president and CEO of Tuschall Engineering in Burr Ridge, IL.
MCA's 2012 Annual Meeting, held January 22-24 in Clearwater, FL, was attended by more than 130 current members, potential members, and guests. In addition to the election of officers, the meeting focused primarily on strategic planning, council and committee work, especially technical and market development activities.
The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research and technology and education. Companies involved in MCA gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. Driving MCA's market development efforts is The Metal Initiative (www.themetalinitiative.com), which is a program to increase the use of metal materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities about the benefits of metal. MCA's next meeting is the 2012 Semi-Annual Meeting, August 6-8, 2012 at the Conrad Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.