BAMA Board of Directors

Rick Concotelli
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Rick Concotelli has been a member of BAMA for 12 years and on the Board of Directors since 2011, being appointed BAMA Vice President in 2012 and President in 2016. Rick works in Business Development at Lockheed Martin – Aeronautics Division in Pinellas Park.  He’s been there for 15 years, working his way through the ranks from a manufacturing engineer, a project manager and then promoted at LM to his current position.  Before coming to Florida, Rick started out at Lockheed in Ft. Worth, Texas re-designing the F16 for Japan.  Rick is very active with BAMA in taking a leadership role in the Membership Committee. The committee goes out and visits local manufacturers that are not members to speak with them about the benefits of membership and inviting them to meetings and events.

Vice President
Mike Brewster
Vice President
Monin Gourmet Flavorings

Although Mike Brewster hasn’t been a BAMA Board for a long time, he has made a significant impact in several areas.  It seems that Mike is the first person to volunteer help with curriculum at St. Pete College as well as serving on the Florida TRADE and Florida Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council advisory committees.  As the 2015 winner of BAMA Emerging Leader award, Mike has proven in a short time that he is committed to helping grow BAMA and working to improve our programs, relationships and manufacturing in Tampa Bay. Currently, Mike serves as the Vice President of the BAMA Board and is the Vice President of Plant Operations for Monin Gourmet Flavorings in Clearwater. Mike is the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.

Ann Paxton

PDR Certified Public Accountants

Ann has a passion for manufacturers and the challenges that they face due to changing global markets. A long-time board member, she has been committed to BAMA programs that support the growth of manufacturing in Tampa Bay. As a CPA, Ann is committed to find ways to minimize tax liability and maximize income for manufacturers. From research & development (R&D) tax credits to tax planning and preparation for international business expansion, Ann is prepared to help manufacturers achieve their desired results.

Past President
Cliff Csulik
Jabil Circuit

Cliff Csulik has been a member of BAMA for 10 years and on the Board of Directors since 2010, serving as BAMA President for four years from 2012 to 2015. He graduated from Toledo University with BS in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for Jabil for 17 years. Cliff started out at Jabil as a Manufacturing Supervisor and other positions have included Manufacturing Manager, Production Control Manager, Business Unit Manager. His current position is as a Project Manager. Cliff currently serves as the Chair of the Programs committee which is committed to continue providing quality programs to our members.

  Grant Petersen
Ogletree Deakins, P.A.

Grant Petersen represents and counsels employers regarding a broad range of U.S. and international labor and employment law issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption law issues, and data privacy and data protection law issues. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, service, healthcare, financial, retail, and food processing, as well as multinational companies and trade associations.

  Jeff Perkins
Seal Dynamics

Jeff Perkins has been a BAMA Board Member for four years and currently is the General Manager and Vice President of Seal Dynamics LLC, a division of Heico Aerospace. Jeff began his career in manufacturing, working in military aircraft simulator design and space based defense systems for several years after graduating from Purdue with a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Fifteen years ago, Jeff started Seal Dynamics LLC, which was acquired in 2005 by a billion dollar publicly owned engineering and manufacturing company called Heico Aerospace. Under Jeff’s direction, they have grown to nearly 30 people and generating 25+ million in revenue. With his position at Seal, Jeff has complete P&L responsibility for the New Product Development Division (NPDD), including responsibility for all the PMA/STC activities, Reverse Engineering, Quality Assurance and manufacturing.

  Rob Wallace
Environmental Engineering Consultants

Rob Wallace has over 33 years experience working as an Environmental Engineering Consultant. Mr. Wallace has managed a variety of diversified Projects involving Environmental, Hydrogeological, and Geotechnical Engineering Skills. Mr. Wallace performs Indoor Air Quality Investigations for sick buildings and worker exposure to indoor contaminants including Radon Measurement for Residential Buildings. Mr. Wallace has extensive experience in all major facets of Environmental Engineering Consulting including Geotechnical Engineering, Soil / Groundwater Testing and Assessments, Industrial wastewater pretreatment, treatment and disposal systems including oils, laundry, heavy metals, phosphate tailings, organic chemicals and acidic wastewaters, Hazardous and Toxic Wastes Management, Water / Wastewater Distribution / Treatment Design, Construction/Design Services and Site Assessment / Site Plan Development.

Dennis Stotts
Lewis Longman & Walker PA

Dennis Stotts has been on the BAMA Board of Directors since 2014, currently serving as the STEM Chairman. His law practice includes evaluating environmental risks in real property management, transactions and mergers and acquisitions; enforcement; permitting; rulemaking; mediation; green buildings; assessment and remediation of contamination in soil, surface water and groundwater; solid and hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal; air pollution; mold and indoor air quality; and wetlands regulation. In addition to serving on the BAMA BOD, he serves as Chair on his firm’s Manufacturing Industry Group.

Prior to practicing law, Dennis was an environmental scientist and regulator with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation. He frequently assists manufacturers, and other private and public sector clients in obtaining approvals from, and defending administrative and civil enforcement actions before federal, state and local regulatory agencies.

Jim Long
Sypris Electronics

Jim Long might be new to BAMA, but he isn’t new to manufacturing. He’s been involved in manufacturing for more than 35 years in a variety of roles and has had the privilege of working for large and small companies in a variety of industries including aerospace and defense; space; commercial mining; oil and gas; telecommunications; medical; and industrial markets. Currently Vice President and General Manager of Sypris Electronics, LLC in Tampa, he oversees operations for their specialty OEM product business as well as contract manufacturing business. Jim is the Chairman of the BAMA RoundTable Committee.

  Dru Wilson
USI Insurance Services

Dru Wilson, a Property and Casualty Practice Leader with USI Insurance Services in Tampa has a passion for manufacturing that goes back a long way. It stems from his father who was in the manufacturing business. Two and a half years ago he joined the BAMA Board of Directors and became involved in the membership committee. He works with a team of fellow BAMA members, periodically visiting manufacturers around Tampa Bay to promote and educate them about the benefits of belonging to an association that has been around for more than 50 years. Dru heads up the Membership Committee.

Dennis Piotrowski

Dennis crewed helicopters for the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam war and has worked in various capacities in aviation manufacturing for over 45 years. Over those years, he was the Chief Inspector for the airworthiness of 60 helicopter and fixed wing aircraft; worked for the Department of Navy in the Torrance Manufacturing Facility, Long Beach final assembly; onsite representative for the Kuwait Flight Training Program; and Phase II and III of the YC-15 (C-17) flight test program. Dennis also had responsibility for the production and airworthiness of engine and airframe manufacturers throughout Southern California and often detailed to Seattle Washington on the Boeing 757/767 programs with the Federal Aviation Administration. He also worked in Washington DC FAA Headquarters having the responsibilities to interface with the U.S. Congress on safety and budget issues, HQ direction for major accident investigations and management of civil aviation Bilateral Agreements. Along the way, Dennis has received recognition for his contributions towards aviation safety by being nominated as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and graduating from the Brookings Legis Congressional Fellows program. Retired from BELAC, he is now a personal consultant. Dennis has been on the Board since 2014.


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