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Officers & Board of Directors


Abe Alangadan


John Otterson


Tom Jody


Our bylaws call for a three-person chair position we call the Tri-Chairs. They rotate chair responsibilities over the course of the year.

The Tri-Chairmen for the 2015 board year are:

Abe Alangadan
John Otterson
IFF Chemical Holdings
Tom Jody

Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee Consists of the Tri-Chairpersons, Immediate Past Chairperson and the President/Secretary.

Carlos Zanoelo, Chair Gerdau
Nominating Committee
Lake Ray, III FCMA President

Board of Directors

Our board consists of 18 Members (15 Manufacturers and 3 Partners)

Board Seat


Craig Tomeo/Ken Wilkey (Alt)
Auld & White Constructors
Steve Auld
Carlisle Interconnect Technology Pat Cusick
GE Aviation Brad Chupp
Georgia-Pacific Corportation
Kevin Curry
Gerdau Carlos Zanoelo
IFF Chemical Holdings
John Otterson
Industrial Construction Services & Design (ICON-Industrial)
Steve Jenkins/Ron Avery (Alt)
Lewis, Longman & Walker, PA
Brenna Durden
Main Metal Recycling
Micah Thornton
Safariland Blake Brown/Shane Weddle (Alt)
Saft America, Inc. Chris Kaniut/Alan Parsley (Alt)
Tom Nehl Truck
Bret Catto
United States Gypsum Co.
Mike Favo
UTC Aerospace
Bret Smith/Mark Maxwell (Alt)
Vac-Con, Inc.
Darrell Lesage/Tom Jody/Rob Caldwell (Alt)
Vistakon Abe Alangadan
WhiteWave Foods
Nick Dobransky

A. Crane Jones, Jr. (1923-2001)

A. Crane Jones, Jr. was the Founder of the First Coast Manufacturers Association. Crane was retired Senior Vice President of CSX Transportation, and was widely recognized for his outstanding leadership and commitment to improving his community and its citizens. His life was a testament to the commitment to excellence, integrity, and love for family that serves as a foundation of our nation's greatness. FCMA continues to honor him with the annual Crane Award presented to outstanding employees of FCMA member companies.