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March 04, 2024 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


March 4, 2024

Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA) Announces Appointment of Andrew McCutchen as New President

McCutchen, president and founder of Tampa Bay area's Baymar Solutions, brings on-the-ground expertise to area's #1 resource for advancing manufacturing sector

Tampa, FL, – The Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA) is thrilled to an announce that Andrew McCutchen was recently appointed as president of BAMA. He is the founder and president of Baymar Solutions, a product development and contract manufacturing firm specializing in highly regulated industries such as medical devices and aerospace/defense. Andrew has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Arizona and has been in the manufacturing and product development space since 2002 and started Baymar Solutions in 2006. 

“I take great pride in creating an environment for our team members to thrive and serve our customers with creative and efficient solutions to the problems they bring us,” said McCutchen. His team has successfully grown to more than just an engineering solution provider by vertically integrating contract manufacturing in-house which provides their customers with shorter lead times and higher quality. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to serve the greater Tampa Bay area as the president of BAMA and help bring new and exciting events and training to the manufacturers in this region.

According to the inaugural Florida Manufacturing Report recently published by FloridaCommerce with support from FloridaMakes, manufacturing in Florida's manufacturing output (GDP) has grown from $43.5 billion in 2014 to $73 billion in 2022 resulting in a 67.8% growth rate over 9 years. The Tampa Bay Area reports a manufacturing GDP of $14.7 billion with 3,535 manufacturers and 68,061 jobs.

Andrew’s deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers in the Tampa Bay Area will power his strategic vision and commitment to fostering collaboration among industry stakeholders. His expertise is instrumental in advancing BAMA's mission of promoting economic growth, advocating for policies that support manufacturing, and providing valuable resources and networking opportunities for its members.

"We are thrilled to welcome Andrew as the new President “said Beth Galic, Executive Director of BAMA. “His extensive experience and dedication to the manufacturing industry makes him the ideal leader to guide our association toward continued growth and success. We look forward to working closely with Andrew to further our mission of supporting and strengthening the manufacturing community in the Tampa Bay Area."

Andrew will lead BAMA's efforts to provide advocacy, education, and networking opportunities for manufacturers throughout the Tampa Bay Area, driving economic prosperity and ensuring the industry's continued success.

Image: Andrew McCutchen/photo courtesy of BAMA

Contact: Beth Galic, Executive Director



About the Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA)

BAMA provides a forum to exchange ideas and share best practice information, network with colleagues, and learn about manufacturing related topics through educational programs and tours. BAMA supports STEM programs and offers scholarships to students pursuing manufacturing and STEM education. Manufacturing provides jobs for approximately 60,000 people in approximately 3,000 facilities throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties. With a diverse membership base representing a wide range of industries, BAMA provides workforce development, technology, advocacy, education, and networking opportunities to help manufacturers thrive in a competitive global market. BAMA is part of the FloridaMakes Network of regional manufacturing associations working to unlock growth opportunities and cost savings for Florida manufacturers. More information about BAMA is available at and FloridaMakes at

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