FMA elects chairman, directors
R. Bruce Benedict, Edwin Herbert Stanley and Al Zelt were also elected to the organization’s board of directors and will serve three-year terms on the 15-member board.
Benedict is president of Production Tube Cutting Inc. of Dayton, Ohio; Stanley is vice president of operations for the Gas House, a metal fabrication shop based in Fort Payne, Ala.; and Zelt is director of sales and marketing for Homestead, Pa.-based Asko Inc., a producer of specialty wear-resistant tooling for the metal producing, processing and recycling industries.
Re-elected to serve three-year terms on the board were Tom Connell, CEO with Main Steel Polishing Co., Tinton Falls, N.J.; and Carlos Rodriguez, general director of Acero Prime in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Vivek Kumar Gupta, managing director for Texas ProFab Corp. in Carrollton, Texas, was appointed to serve a one-year term as a young professional associate director to the board. The program was initiated to provide FMA board members with perspectives and ideas from young executives in the industry.