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MMA names John McKay President and CEO

The Executive Committee of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) has announced that John H. McKay is the new President and CEO of the MMA. John will act as the interim President and CEO until October, at which time he will be confirmed as the full-time President and CEO by the MMA Board of Directors. “We are excited about John assuming ...

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MMA names Williams Executive Director of the MEP

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) has named James Williams as Executive Director of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Williams replaced Dr. John “Jay” Tice IV, who retired Jan. 31. The MMA-MEP is one of 51 centers that provides services to assist manufacturers in being globally competitive and is sponsored in Mississippi by the MMA. Williams is the former Executive Director ...

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Manufacturers group names Hillman, Wright to positions

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) named Shannon Hillman as Director of Membership and Educational Services, and Kelly Wright as Director of Government Affairs. Hillman will have the responsibilities of recruiting new and retaining current members, conducting board elections, coordinating and fundraising for MMA events, tracking union activity in the state, and assisting members as needed. Prior to joining MMA in ...

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MMA names Andrew Mallinson, Chairman of the Board and Pat Thomasson, Secretary-Treasurer

Andrew Mallinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Multicraft International in Pelahatchie has been named the 2018-2019 Chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) Board of Directors. Mallinson has more than 25 years of Multicraft leadership experience and in an ownership position since 1991. Prior to joining Multicraft in 1987, Mallinson was a management consultant at Ernst & Young in ...

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Jay Moon receives leadership award

Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM, President and CEO, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence In Economic Development In Honor of Edward deLuca from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, October 1, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 29 – October 3, in ...

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MMA names Earl Walker 2017-2018 Chairman of the Board; Alan Sudduth named Secretary-Treasurer

Earl Walker, Senior Director of Government Relations and External Affairs at Airbus Helicopters, Inc. in Columbus, has been named the 2017-2018 Chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association Board of Directors. Alan Sudduth, Public and Government Affairs Manager of Chevron in Pascagoula, was named Secretary-Treasure. Walker’s career began in 2006 with American Eurocopter, Inc. as the Senior Human Resources Manager leading ...

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John McKay named Executive Vice President of Mississippi Manufacturers Association

John McKay has been named Executive Vice President of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association. McKay will have the responsibility of overseeing many of MMA’s core functions. This will include government affairs, membership services, and communications, as well as special projects critical to the advancement of manufacturing in the state of Mississippi. In his previous role as Deputy Director of Government Affairs, ...

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MEC, Manufacturers Association, Municipal League fear breach of fire-at-will doctrine

By TED CARTER The Mississippi Supreme Court would deal a “devastating blow” to the state’s 150-year-old at-will employment doctrine by sticking to a March ruling that a worker should not have been fired for having a firearm in a locked vehicle at work. Those are the stakes as seen by the Mississippi Economic Council, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the Mississippi ...

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Business groups file briefs in support of Kemper coal plant rehearing

By JACK WEATHERLY Three business-support groups have filed briefs with the Mississippi Supreme Court, asking for a rehearing of the case in which a rate increase for Mississippi Power Co. customers was reversed and a refund ordered. The Mississippi Economic Council, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Business Council are seeking to get another review of the ...

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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 ...

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