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McNeely named MMA chair

Greg McNeely of Clinton has been named 2011-2012 chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association. McNeely is president and co-owner of McNeely Plastics Inc., in Clinton. McNeely has served on the MMA board of directors since 2002.

He also serves on the board of directors of the Harbor House Chemical Dependency Center and is an active member of the Flexible Packaging Association, Society of the Plastics Industry and The Film & Bag Federation. He serves on the advisory councils of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and Blueprint Mississippi, where he also serves as chairman of a sub-committee on technology commercialization.

McNeely graduated magna cum laude from Millsaps College, where he received a bachelor of business administration with a minor in economics and received membership into Omicron Delta Epsilon.

McNeely is a resident of Jackson, where he lives with his wife, Debbie, and their two children, Jacob and Emily.

In addition to McNeely, other members of the MMA executive committee are as follows: chairman-elect, Bryan Hawkins, president, Hawkeye Industries, Tupelo; vice chairman, Johnny Atherton, vice president for external affairs, Mississippi Power Co., Gulfport; secretary-treasurer, Trent Mulloy, president, Laurel Machine & Foundry Co., Laurel; immediate past chairman, Lex Taylor, chairman and CEO, The Taylor Group Inc., and president, Taylor Machine Works, Inc., Louisville; and, MMA president and CEO, Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM.

The following MMA board members were recently selected to represent their respective districts: District 1 – newly elected was Jimmy Tatum, Roseburg Forest Products, Oxford; District 3 – newly elected was Charles Thomas III, Shuqualak Lumber Co., Shuqualak, and re-elected was Earl Walker, American Eurocopter, Starkville; District 5 – re-elected was Harry Simmons Jr., Simmons Farm Raised Catfish, Yazoo City; District 7 – Re-elected were Scott Gipson, Gipson Steel Inc., Meridian, and Don Mather, La-Z-Boy South, Newton; and, District 9 – re-elected was Bruce Reynolds, Monticello Tire & Timber, Monticello.

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