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MCA Elects Officers And Board Of Directors At Winter Meeting

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) held annual elections for its officers and board of directors in late January at the group’s 2015 Winter Meeting in Indian Wells, CA. The meeting was attended by more than 125 members, interested parties, and guests. In addition to the election of officers, the meeting focused primarily on council and committee work, especially technical and market development activities.

The 2015 Officers are:

• Chair: Karl Hielscher, Metl-Span

• Chair Elect: Norbert Schneider, Umicore Building Products Inc.

• Secretary: Ed Karper, Akzo Nobel

•Treasurer: Dale Nelson, Roof Hugger Inc.

The 2015 Directors are:

• Jim Bush, ATAS International

• Bill Croucher, Fabral

• Bill Hartford, Valspar

• Jerry Hatley Jr., International Metals Processing LLC

• Ed Karper, Akzo Nobel

• John Paul Lawrence, Modern Trade Publications

• Keith Lipps, S-5!

• Laurel McLallen, Flexospan

• Dale Nelson, Roof Hugger Inc.

• Brian Partyka, Drexel Metals Inc.

• Norbert Schneider, Umicore Building Products Inc.

• Vlad Sobot, Sobotec Ltd.

• David Stermer, Metal Sales Manufacturing

• Jim Tuschall, Tuschall Engineering

• Jeff Vellines, Precoat Metals

• Bob Zabcik, MBCI

Hartford, Lipps and Vellines are all new additions to the board this year. "MCA is excited for the insight and input from our new board members," said Hielscher. "We look forward to the contributions from this talented group of metal construction industry professionals."

About The Metal Construction Association

MCA NLThe Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology, and education. Companies involved in MCA benefit tremendously from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. MCA’s market development efforts increase the use of metal in construction by educating the building and design communities about the benefits of metal. For more information about MCA, visit

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