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Officers & Board of Directors


Blake Brown


Abe Alangadan


Rob Caldwell


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 2016 board year are:

Abe Alangadan Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Blake Brown Safariland
Rob Caldwell
Vac-Con, Inc.

Executive Committee

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

John Otterson, Chair IFF Chemical Holdings
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)
Atlantic Logistics Robert Hooper
Auld & White Constructors
Steve Auld
Carlisle Interconnect Technology Pat Cusick
GE Aviation/Unison Brett Rowles
Georgia-Pacific Corportation
Kevin Curry/Terry Hadaway (Alt)
IFF Chemical Holdings,Inc.
John Otterson
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Chris Tripp
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Nancy Sima
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Abe Alangadan
Pal-King Pallets, Inc.
Bonnie Quasnick
Republic Services
Matt Wentzel
The Safariland Group
Blake Brown
Saft America, Inc. Shane Weddle/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/Rob Caldwell (Alt)

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.