The Glenview, Ill.-based Metal Construction Association (MCA) elected its 2013 officers and board of directors at its Annual Meeting, which was held January 27-29 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Todd E. Miller, president of Isaiah Industries in Piqua, Ohio, will continue as chair of the association. Karl Hielscher, president of Metl-Span in Lewisville, Texas, will serve as chair-elect. Norbert Schneider, president of Raleigh, N.C.-based Umicore Building Products, was elected secretary and Ed Karper, North American coil marketing manager for Strongsville, Ohio-based AkzoNobel will serve as treasurer. Also serving on the executive committee is technical committee chair Bill Croucher, director of engineering for Lancaster, Pa.-based Fabral; market development chair Renee Ramey, marketing manager for Kalama, Wash.-based Steelscape, Inc.; and president of the Metal Roofing Alliance Bill Hippard, vice president of sales at Precoat Metals in St. Louis.
In addition to the officers, others serving on the 2013 MCA Board of Directors are: Ken Buchinger, MBCI, Houston; Jim Bush, ATAS International, Allentown, Pa.; Bill Croucher; Jerry Hatley Jr., Everlast Metals, Lebanon, Pa.; Earl Hernandez, SFS intec, Wyomissing, Pa.; Bill Hippard; Donna Leger, Central States Manufacturing, Lowell, Ark.; Dale Nelson, Roof Hugger, Odessa, Fla.; Brian Partyka, Drexel Metals, Ivyland, Pa.; Renee Ramey; Roger Sieja, Wismarq, Inverness, Ill.; Vlad Sobot, Sobotec Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Don Switzer, Steel Dynamics, Butler, Ind.; and Jim Tuschall, president and CEO of Tuschall Engineering, Burr Ridge, Ill.
MCA's 2013 Annual Meeting was attended by more than 110 members and guests. In addition to the election of officers, the meeting focused primarily on council and committee work, technical and market development activities, and a state of the association report, as well as awards and a celebration marking MCA's 30th anniversary. The association’s next meeting is the 2013 Semi-Annual Meeting, which is being held June 24-26 at The Umstead in Raleigh, N.C. Visit www.metalconstruction.org.