MCAA Names New Board, Executive Committee

MCAA Names New Board, Executive Committee

Principles from five leading commercial HVAC contracting firms and a major manufacturer have assumed roles as members of the 2010 board of directors of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA).

They assumed office at the close of the MCAA 2010 convention in San Francisco in April. They are:

Michael Brandt, executive vice president, Smith and Oby Company, a full-service mechanical contractor in Walton Hills, Ohio. Brandt is active in the association on both the national and local levels. At the national level, he is a graduate of MCAA’s Institute for Project Management. At the local level, he is the chairman of the Cleveland Chapter NCPWB. He also serves on the UA Local 120/MCA Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Greg L. Fuller, president of North Mechanical Contracting, Inc., a mechanical construction contractor located in Indianapolis, IN. Fuller is active in the association on both the national and local levels. At the national level, he is the chairman of the Project Managers Education Committee. At the local level, he is the vice president of the MCA of Indiana and vice president of the group’s Indianapolis Chapter. His committee service includes involvement on the Labor Management and Finance committees at both the state and local levels, plus service on the state Membership & By-Laws and Legislative committees. In addition, he has served as chairman of both the UA Local 440 Health & Welfare Trust and the UA Local 440 Pension Trust.

Andrew S. Kruse, executive vice president of L.J. Kruse Company, a commercial and industrial plumbing and piping contractor in Berkeley, CA. Kruse is active in the association on both the national and local levels. At the national level, he is a member of the Building Information Modeling Committee and a graduate of MCAA’s prestigious Advanced Leadership Institute. In addition, he serves as a member of the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation’s Board of Trustees. At the local level, he is the president of the Northern California MCA, as well as a member of the group’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He also has served on the Labor Negotiations Committee for UA Locals 342 and 159, as well as the Nominations and Advertising committees.

Greg M. Lewis, executive vice president, Hill York, a full-service mechanical contractor with five offices across Florida. His office is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lewis is active in the association on both the national and local levels. At the national level, he is a member of the Project Managers Education Committee and previously served three years on the Management Methods Committee. He is also a graduate of MCAA’s prestigious Advanced Leadership Institute. At the local level, he is the treasurer of the MCA of South Florida, and will become the group’s president in 2013. A member of the group's Executive Committee, he has served on the Board of Directors since 2007 and is a member of the Audit Committee. In addition, he is a past chairman of the UA Local 630 Joint Labor-Management Committee.

Richard A. “Dick” Starr, president and CEO, The Enterprise Corporation, Twinsburg, OH, an HVAC design/build contractor operating throughout Northeast and North Central Ohio. The company was the first MSCA STAR and Green STAR in Ohio. The designation represents the elite of the elite in the mechanical service industry. Starr is active in the association on both the national and local levels. At the national level, he is a member of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America’s (MSCA) Board of Managers. Before taking on that role, he served three years on the MSCA Education Committee. At the local level, Starr is a member of the MCA/MSCA of Cleveland's Joint Conference Committee. A past chairman of the group, he also served on the Labor Management and School-to-Apprenticeship Program committees.

Joe Walicki, vice president/general manager for the North American Systems business of Johnson Controls, Inc. was named the MCAA board’s Manufacturer/Supplier representative for 2010. Walicki is active in the association on the national level, a member of the Manufacturer/Supplier Council Executive Committee and a past member of the Manufacturer/Supplier Council Governing Board. In addition, he is a member of the Education Committee and a member of the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

MCAA Executive Committee Announced

MCAA also announced the members of the executive committee for 2010.

Robert T. Armistead, P.E., is the new MCAA president. Armistead is President of Armistead Mechanical, Inc., Waldwick, NJ and Newburgh, NY. He is active in the association on both the national and local levels. At the national level, he serves on the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation Board of Trustees. He also has served on the Career Development Committee and on the Audit Committee. He currently serves on the ACE Mentoring National Board of Directors and as a Trustee on the International Training Fund. At the local level, he has served two years each as MCA of New Jersey (MCANJ) president, vice president, treasurer, and MCICNJ treasurer. He is an MCANJ board member, a position he has held for more than 15 years. He also served as chairman of the Education and Marketing Committees and as a member of the ACE/MCICNJ Mentoring Committee.

Michael R. Cables is MCAA's new vice president and assistant treasurer. Cables is chief operating officer for Domestic U.S. Operations at Kinetics, the world's largest full-service mechanical contractor providing process and mechanical system installations for customers in the electronics, biopharmaceutical, healthcare, data centers, and general industries. At the national level, Cables serves on the MCAA Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, as well as the Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI) Committee. He also has served on the High Purity Piping and Technology Committees. He is a graduate of MCAA's prestigious Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI). Locally, Cables is a member of the CPMCA board of directors. He also has served on the Northern California MCA Board of Directors, including service as the organization's president, vice president, and treasurer. He has served on numerous committees including the Budget Committee, UA Local 393 Joint Conference Board, UA Local 342 and Local 393 Negotiating Committees, and as a UA Local 393 Health, Welfare, and Pension Trustee. He was a JATC member for UA Local 342, and vice president of UA Local 741.

William J. ("Mac") Lynch is MCAA's new senior vice president and treasurer. Lynch is the president of William F. Lynch Company, Inc., an HVAC, service, plumbing and pipe welding contractor that serves the Worcester, MA area. Appointed to the board of directors in 2003, Lynch is active in the association on both the national and local levels. At the national level, he serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. He is chairman of the Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI) Committee and a past member of the Safety & Health Committee. He is a graduate of MCAA's prestigious Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI). At the local level, Lynch served as president of the New England Mechanical Contractors Association (NEMCA) and the New England Mechanical Service Contractors Association (NEMSCA).

Mark Rogers was named MCAA's president-elect. Rogers is chief operating officer of West Chester Mechanical Contractors, Inc., an HVAC, service and plumbing contractor that serves the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. Appointed to the board of directors in 2003, Rogers is active in the association on both the national and local levels. At the national level, he serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. He is chairman emeritus of the Education Committee and has served on a number of task forces that have developed MCAA education programs. He is a graduate of MCAA's prestigious Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI). At the local level, Rogers served as president of the MCA of Eastern Pennsylvania. He is also a trustee and serves on several committees. MCAA 2009.

MCAA President Lonnie Coleman will also serve on the MCAA executive committee during 2010.

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