Thursday, November 15, 2018
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John Caldwell, who, by day, is Vice President of Sales at SMA member Joshen Paper and Packaging, Inc., located near Cleveland, Ohio, is the new Chairman of the SMA Board of Directors. John is a familiar and active presence within the SMA family of companies, having served as a Director on the SMA board for several years and attending nearly every meeting, conference and event of consequence, since early in the Group’s history. “John Caldwell’s expertise, energy, and belief in SMA and our members are tremendous assets to the organization,” said Richard McGann, President and CEO of SMA. “He is very knowledgeable SMA … our member companies, our corporate staff, our suppliers … over the years, John has sought out opportunities to touch many facets of our business, always bringing insight and valuable perspectives, and his strong leadership abilities will further benefit SMA as he takes on his new role.”
Announcement of the new Board Chair is accompanied by additional appointments of new leaders to the posts of Board Vice Chair and Secretary – Treasurer. Greg Rogers, President of Cosgrove Enterprises, Inc., based in Miami, is the Board’s new Secretary-Treasurer. “As is the case with John Caldwell, our new Board Chair, the appointment Greg Rogers, is in recognition of the time and energy he has graciously volunteered to foster and preserve the well-being of our SMA members. In so doing, each of these leaders have consistently exhibited the highest level of professionalism, integrity and dedication to the best interest of the Group.”
SMA also welcomes two new Directors to Board positions opened due to the aforementioned appointments; David Scalen, Executive Vice President of Regional Distributors Inc. of Rochester, New York, Mercer Stanfield, President of Raleigh, North Carolina’s Brame Inc., joining director Mike Nelson, President and CEO of Portland, Oregon based Walter E. Nelson Company.
Completing the slate of the Group’s 2018 leadership appointments is Linda Silverman, President of Maintex, Inc. (based in Los Angeles), who is the new Chair of SMA’s Member Relations Committee. “SMA’s is a story of the ethic of collaboration and interdependence among our members, in-service both to our Qualified Suppliers and to our mutual end-user customers. This ethic is fostered by the example set by of our Board and our Committees who serve voluntarily to advise and support the Group’s numerous activities,” added Mr. McGann.
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