The Metal Construction Association announced on Friday three new members to its Board of Directors: D.J. Highnote, product advisor and vice president at Roof Hugger; RC Antal, director of Insulated Metal Panels at ATAS International; and Jules Dekovics, national sales manager at Exceptional Metals

 In a Feb. 16 news release, the MCA said the new members join a well-staffed group of directors, including: 

  • Don Bratcher of Atlas Bolt & Screw
  • Dustin Haddock of S-5!
  • Ken McLauchlan of Metal Forming
  • John Trifonoff of East Coast Metals
  • Michael Beck of Accurate Perforating
  • Jeff Hock of Sheffield Metals
  • Miguel Pena of GSSI Sealants
  • Mike Weis of Petersen Aluminum Corp.

“I am delighted to add D.J., RC and Jules to our board,” said MCA Board Chair Brian Partyka. “With their talent and expertise, MCA is positioned stronger than ever to advocate for the metal construction industry and provide the most indispensable resources available." 

Along with Partyka, the 2024 Executive Committee includes:

  • Vice Chair Chandler Barden
  • Past Chair Jim Bush, 
  • MRA President Todd Miller
  • Treasurer Lee Ann Slattery
  • Secretary Bill Hartford
  • Technical Committee Chair David Stermer
  • Market Development Committee Chair Mark Carlisle.

MCA also recognizes John Paul Lawrence of Modern Trade Communications upon completing his three-year term as an MCA board member. "MCA is grateful to John Paul Lawrence for his dedication and service to the association,” Partyka added.

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