The Metal Construction Association, an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal wall and roofing components are used in buildings throughout North America, has welcomed Andy Williams as its new director of codes and standards. Williams will lead the wall panel research agenda and support many of MCA’s technical and research projects.
“The addition of Andy to our team solidifies our commitment to codes and standards for the metal construction industry,” said Mark Engle, executive director of MCA. “Scott Kriner will continue as our technical director, particularly focusing on roofing issues while Andy will use his expertise to further our research in the wall panel industry. Scott and Andy will make a powerful team in advancing our technical, research and code agenda for the association and the industry.”
Williams brings an extensive background in engineering and project management as well as tremendous knowledge in code management. He joins MCA from Trespa North America, where he was manager of product management and quality. While at Trespa, Andy created a technical support and testing program. Previously, he spent more than 20 years with Alcan Composites USA Inc. (currently 3A Composites).
Andy has a BS in Civil Engineering from Marquette University and is a registered Professional Engineer. While with Alcan, he also completed certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt.
“Having been on the MCA member side for 15 years or so, I’m excited about the opportunity to bring that member knowledge to the provider side of the equation,” said Williams. “This is a very dynamic business environment and MCA member needs continue to change. I’m excited to help in fulfilling these needs.”
About the Metal Construction Association
The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research and technology and education. Companies involved in MCA gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. Driving MCA’s market development efforts is The Metal Initiative (www.themetalinitiative.com), which is a program to increase the use of metal materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities about the benefits of metal.
MCA’s next meeting is the 2013 Annual Meeting, set for January 27-29 in Rancho Mirage, CA.