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Trent Mulloy to chair Mississippi Manufacturers Association board

Trent A. Mulloy has been named the 2014-2015 chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association board of directors. Mulloy, a native of Laurel, is the fourth generation to work for the family-owned Laurel Machine & Foundry Company, founded in 1904, where he currently serves as president.

In addition, Earl Walker, senior director of external affairs-state and government business development for Airbus Helicopters, Inc. in Columbus, was named secretary-treasurer of the MMA board.

Walker is a native Mississippian, having completed his undergraduate and advanced studies at Mississippi State University.

Members of the MMA executive committee are:
» Chairman-Elect, Michael Thomas, manager of land, government & public affairs, North American Coal Corporation – Red Hills Mine, Ackerman.
» Vice Chairman, Jim McIngvale, government & community affairs director, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula.
» Immediate Past Chairman, Johnny Atherton, vice president of corporate services & community relations, Mississippi Power Company, Gulfport.
» MMA President & CEO, Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM.
MMA board members are:
» District 1  – Kenneth Cammarato, Roxul USA Inc., Byhalia; Michael Howe, Olin/Winchester, Oxford; and John Stubbs, Nidec Motor Corp., Southaven.
» District 2  –Tommy Kline, Spiral Fab, Inc., Fulton; Cecil Overton, T & L Specialty Co., Inc., Tupelo; Barry Smith, MTD Products, Tupelo; and Steve White, RockTenn, Tupelo.
» District 3  – Dick Dean, Tronox, Hamilton; Charles Thomas III, Shuqualak Lumber Company, Shuqualak; and Kent Walker, Weyerhaeuser Company, Columbus.
» District 4  – Tony Hardin, Varsity Pro, Inc., Calhoun City; Ed Muilwyk, Luvata Heat Transfer Americas, Grenada; and Ron Ussery, Viking Range Corp., Greenwood.
» District 5  – Ken Lowery, Hunter Engineering Co., Durant; and Jeff Gunn, Baxter Healthcare Corp., Cleveland.
» District 6  – Jesse Davenport, Foam Packaging, Inc., Vicksburg; Jim Faries, Tower Automotive, Madison; Bill Hoge, United Plastic Molders, Inc., Jackson; Andrew Mallinson, Multicraft International, Pelahatchie; and Reed Morren, Eaton Aerospace, Jackson.
» District 7  – Scott Gipson, Gipson Steel, Inc., Meridian; and Don Mather, La-Z-Boy South, Newton.
» District 8  – Jody Norris, C.L. Dews & Sons Foundry, Hattiesburg; and Rand McLaughlin, Thermo-Kool/Mid-South Industries, Laurel.
» District 9  – Brent Collins, Georgia-Pacific Monticello, LLC, Monticello; and Bruce Reynolds, Monticello Tie & Timber, Monticello.
» District 10  – Cari Field, First Chemical Corp., A DuPont Co., Pascagoula; and Alan Sudduth, Chevron Products Co., Pascagoula.
» At-Large Members – Ray Ables, Tyson Foods, Forest; Rusty Berryhill, Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery, New Albany; Robbin Jeter, Entergy Mississippi, Jackson; Glenn Lott, Hood Industries, Waynesboro; John Malone, Tennessee Valley Authority, Belden; Kevin Logan, Unipres Southeast U.S.A., Inc., Forest; Roberto Ortega, Caterpillar, Inc., Corinth; Doug Pfrimmer, Raytheon, Forest; Jason Rice, Nissan, Canton; and Fred Volf, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc., Blue Springs.

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