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MBMA Appoints Tony Bouquot New General Manager

Tony Bouquot

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces the appointment of Tony Bouquot as General Manager.

“We are excited to have Tony on board,” said John Addington, President of the association management firm, Thomas Associates. “His knowledge and experience will be vital in helping our industry continue to grow and prosper in the coming years. In addition to his technical background, he has led a trade association before, as well as serving on its board, making him a great choice for our organization.”

Bouquot comes to MBMA from Associated Materials Inc., the parent company to several manufacturing and distribution companies in the exterior building products industry. Previously he worked at Patio Enclosures Inc. as Vice President of Manufacturing and Tubelite Inc. as well as serving as President of the National Sunroom Association from 2007 – 2009. “These industries each face many of the same challenges and opportunities as the metal building industry,” added Addington.

Bouquot holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton and completed graduate studies in mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He holds four U.S. patents. His broad-based expertise includes operations management, project management and product development, supply chain development and product design and development.

About Thomas Associates

Founded in 1913, Thomas Associates is one of the oldest association management companies in the world. The firm manages a wide portfolio of technical and professional associations nationwide through its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

About The Metal Building Manufacturers Association

mbma-logoFounded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers as it works to promote the metal building systems industry. Its membership supplies high-quality buildings for use in commercial, retail, office, industrial, institutional and other end-uses. The association provides a wealth of information on its website for anyone who works with or is interested in metal building systems. It includes technical materials and design guides. For more information, visit

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