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METALCON Names 14 To 2023 Advisory Council


Newton, MA — METALCON, the metal construction industry’s only global event for metal construction and design products, introduces its 2023 advisory council to help shape the educational programming for the show, ensuring it represents all factions of the metal construction and design industry and its major attendee groups.

“We are pleased to announce the 2023 METALCON Advisory Council, an esteemed group of industry leaders who are dedicating their time to making the educational programming better than ever,” says Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of Tradeshows. 

“Representing all facets of the industry, these volunteers are generous with their time, insights and ideas, helping to ensure that METALCON is a vibrant and relevant educational event that meets the ongoing needs of the industry.” 

New council members for 2023: 

Chandler Barden, President, CIDAN Machinery Inc.
Steven Gaynor, Principal Consultant, Pivoth Corp.
Judith Kleine, Architect, Judith Kleine Architect, LLC
Jerry Iselin, Retired, Metal Roof Specialties, Inc.
Andrew Else, Division Manager, Canadian Metal Buildings
Alan Scott, Director of Sustainability, Intertek Group plc 

Returning council members:

Art Hance, Founder & President of Hance Construction, Inc., and National President, MBCEA
Brent A. Schipper, Founding Principal, ASK Studio
Heidi Ellsworth, Partner, RoofersCoffeeShop & Owner HJE Consulting
Todd Miller, President, Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Rich Pontius, VP of Design, Marker, Inc.
Jeff Irwin, President, JH Irwin Consulting LLC
Paul Deffenbaugh, Editorial Director, Modern Trade Communications
Tony Bouquot, General Manager, MBMA & VP at Thomas Associates, Inc. 

“We have a solid board of industry leaders comprised of key exhibitors, industry experts, associations and attendees who bring their knowledge and expertise to create new and different programming,” says Geller. “We appreciate their volunteer time and contributions to making METALCON a quality event each year.”

Advisory council members represent those in metal construction, metal building systems, metal building contracting and erecting, insulated metal panels, architecture, contracting, roofing, roll forming, key associations and industry trade press.

METALCON 2023 takes place Wednesday, Oct. 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


METALCON-logoMETALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction and design industry. Established in1991, it’s the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Each year, contractors, architects, developers, owners, installers, fabricators, manufacturers and suppliers from more than 50 countries attend. 200+ leading companies exhibit the latest products, solutions and game-changing technologies. Produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., in partnership with the Metal Construction Association, METALCON’s success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. For more information, visit

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