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.
Yours in community spirit,
History of the
Pinellas Manufacturers Association
Allen F. Gates
Ole Q. Hansen
2016 - 2018
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.
• 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,
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:
Distinguished Service Award - Jim Long
Member of the Year - Seal Dynamics
Emerging Leader - Peter Cirak
Associate of the year - Tony O' Neal
Distinguished Service Award - Christina Davenport
Distinguished Service Award - Dru Wilson
Distinguished Service Award - Dave Stailey
Distinguished Service Award - Rick Concotelli
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call on one of these BAMA members to help you with your business needs.