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PAST President's Welcome

In 1961, our very first board of directors laid the groundwork of what today is the Bay Area Manufacturers Association of Florida. We are now over 120 members strong and our members provide over 2200 jobs locally. We have bonded together with common goals in support of BAMA and its mission. Over the past 55 years, we have established a wonderful legacy of an industry building better communities and It is my distinct honor and privilege to serve as the president for 2016-2017.

Since 2004, BAMA has given over $175,000 dollars to further education and devoted countless hours of volunteer work to exchange ideas and share best practice information to our community. We are committed to our mission of promoting the manufacturing industry in our community in order to ensure there are safe, clean, well-paying and meaningful jobs for our children.
Whether you are a member, a prospective member, or simply interested in learning more about BAMA, I invite you to explore our website and learn more about the opportunities to help impact the bay area community, and the opportunities involved in joining our efforts.

Yours in community spirit,
Rick Concotelli
BAMA Past President 2016-2018




Please contact admin@bama-fl.org for info on all things BAMA, including:

Committees

  • Membership
  • Golf
  • STEM
  • Scholarships
  • Programs
  • Veterans

If you are interested in being on a committee,
please send an email to our office
or speak with a committee chairman.


History of the
Bay Area Manufacturers Association

1961

The Pinellas Manufacturers Association was formed with a small group of 10 industries
in the Tyrone Industrial Park area of St Petersburg.

1962-1976

Industrial exhibitions were co-sponsored by PMA with the Pinellas County Industry Council.

1976

The name was changed to Pinellas Industries Association.

1978

The By Kravetz Scholarship was established.

1981

PIA was instrumental in the formation of the Florida Manufacturers Association.

1982

The Distinguished Service Award was established.

1984

The Joseph Schiereck Scholarship was established.

1986

PIA changed its name to the Bay Area Manufacturers Association.

1992

BAMA held its first Scholarship Golf Tournament.

1998

BAMA initiated its website.

Past Presidents

Pinellas Manufacturers Association

 

1976-1977

Paul Magers

 

1977-1978

Walt Stubs


1979-1980

Allen F. Gates


1980-1981

Virginia Vinson

1981-1982

Jerry Fusillo

 

1982-1984

Evan Evans


1984-1986

Ole Q. Hansen

Bay Area Manufacturers Association


 1986-87

 Gary Julian

 1987-89

 Warren Bowles

 1989-90

 Glenn Fons

 1990-92

 Claude Morris

 1992-93

 Donald Whitehead

 1993-95

 David Stailey

 1995-96

 Robert Pettigrew

1996-97

 Robert Moore

 1997-98

 Harris Ellis

 1998-2000

 Jean Stailey

 2000-01

 Ralph Hall

2001-02

 Steven Meitzen

 2002-04

 Glenn Fons

2004-06

George Lawton

 2006-07

 Leigh Haller

 2007-08

 John Boyle

 2009-11

 Dave Stailey

 2011-12

 Steven Meitzen

 2012-16

 Cliff Csulik

 2016 - 2018

 Rick Concotelli

2018 -

Christina Davenport

The Bay Area Manufacturers Association is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization.

BAMA MEMBER AWARDS


BAMA awards are presented each year at our annual Dinner and Awards Program in June.
The five categories are:

• Distinguished Service Award    

• Honorary Life Member    

• Member of the Year    

• Emerging Leader    

• Associate of the year

The goal of the program will be to identify our lifelong supporters, our dedicated and our devoted,
and to offer support of our new and young volunteers to ensure a legacy of industry support and
to show credit for all who support our economic community.

The Nominations will focus on:    

• Beneficial impact through educational programs, scholarships or volunteerism    

• A noteworthy involvement that furthered the mission of BAMA    

• Demonstrated attributes of selflessness in support of community or industry    

• Persistently advanced the BAMA mission throughout the year    

• Display attributes in leadership, development or growth in the community or industry

Previous Winners include:


2018

Distinguished Service Award - Jim Long
Member of the Year - Seal Dynamics
Emerging Leader - Peter Cirak
Associate of the year - Tony O' Neal


2017

Distinguished Service Award - Christina Davenport
Honorary Life Member - Rob Wallace
Member of the Year - Sypris Electronics
Emerging Leader - Julie O'Brien
Associate of the year - Tony O'Neal 

2016

Distinguished Service Award - Dru Wilson
Honorary Life Member - Ed Venner
Member of the Year - Monin
Emerging Leader - Jim Long
Associate of the year - Beth Ross

2015

Distinguished Service Award - Dave Stailey
Honorary Life Member - Steve Meitzen
Member of the Year - Lockheed Martin
Emerging Leader - Mike Brewster
Associate of the year - Dennis Stotts

2014

Distinguished Service Award - Rick Concotelli
Honorary Life Member - Grant Peterson
Member of the Year - Jabil Circuit
Emerging Leader - Andrea Pagliuca
Associate of the year - Janell Weaver


BAMA's Best

BAMA's Best provides BAMA members access to experts in a variety of fields for advice or referral assistance at no cost. Any member in good standing is free to have their profile on our help line page. If you are a BAMA member in good standing and would like to participate, please email admin@bama-fl.org.

Call on one of these BAMA members to help you with your business needs.

  Accounting

Ann Paxton, CPA, MBA, ABV
PDR Certified Public Accountants
727-785-4447
apaxton@pdr-cpa.com
www.pdr-cpa.com

 

Attorney: International, Traditional Labor Relations, Employment Law

Grant D. Petersen
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
813-289-1247
grant.petersen@ogletreedeakins.com
www.ogletreedeakins.com


 

Industrial Air Quality Solutions / Industrial Air Filtration Systems Design

Ron Beadenkopf
Project Manager, Technical Sales
Gulftech, Inc.
727-469-8773
Cell: 912-220-2444
ron@gulftechsales.com
www.gulftechsales.com


 

Insurance and Employee Benefits


Alush Garzon
Bouchard Insurance
727-373-2826
(c) 954-816-1954
AlushGarzon@bouchardinsurance.com
www.bouchardinsurance.com



 
Insurance: Workers Compensation, General Liability, Product Liability


Dru Wilson
USI Insurance Services
813-321-7542
dru.wilson@usi.biz
www.usi.biz



Logistics
Tony O'Neal
C.H. Robinson
813-840-4525
tony.oneal@chrobinson.com

 

Sales & Marketing


Steve Meitzen
SCM, Inc.
813-768-1125
smeitzen@gmail.com




 

Staffing: Contract, Contract to Hire and Direct Placements

Christina Davenport
JMI Resource
813-909-9466 Ext 205
Christina@jmiresource.com
www.jmiresource.com




CONTACT US

727-536-5809

admin@bama-fl.org


ADDRESS

Bay Area Manufacturers Association

PO Box 1264

Largo, FL 33779

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