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BIA Announces Board, Staff Appointments

February 24, 2014
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The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently announced the appointment of new board officers and staff leadership. Appointments follow the retirement of outgoing president and CEO Gregg Borchelt.

“Our board and council members continually demonstrate a strong commitment to BIA and the American clay brick industry,” said Ray Leonhard, newly appointed president and CEO. He was promoted from chief financial officer and vice president of administration.

2014-2016 Board leadership changes include:
Charlie Ward, senior vice president of Hanson Brick, and general manager for Hanson Building Products—Light Products, has begun a two-year term as chairman of the Board. Ward succeeds Brett Packer, president of Packer Brick Inc.

Sam Strang, president of Alley-Cassetty Brick, has been named vice chairman, succeeding Bob Belden, president and CEO of The Belden Brick Co.

Joe Rice, president of Belden Tri-State Building Materials, was named secretary, replacing Ward.

Davis Henry, president of Henry Brick Co. Inc., has been named Manufacturer Council chair, succeeding Butch McAvoy, president of The McAvoy Brick Co. Inc.

Suzanne McAnallen, president of Donley Brick Co., has taken the role of BIA Distributor Council chair, replacing Rice.

For more information, visit www.gobrick.com.

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