Advisory Council

METALCON, the metal construction industry’s only global event for metal construction and design products, has introduced its first advisory council to help shape the future of METALCON, ensuring it represents all factions of the metal construction industry and its major attendee groups. METALCON has gathered a council comprised of key exhibitors, industry experts, associations, and attendees to invite their feedback on what they would like to see new and different about the show. Event leaders are listening and initiating new programming for 2021, including more diverse focus areas on the show floor, expanded education and training, a new solar pavilion, the new Architect’s Experience, and additional networking opportunities.

METALCON is pleased to announce the 2021 METALCON Advisory Council, an esteemed group of industry leaders who are dedicating their time to making the show better than ever. Representing all facets of the industry, these volunteers are generous with their time, insights, and ideas, helping to ensure that METALCON is a vibrant and relevant event that meets the ongoing needs of the industry. The council includes: Art Hance, founder and president of Hance Construction, Inc., and national president, MBCEA ; Bob Repovs, president and CEO, Samco Machinery; Brent A. Schipper, founding principal, ASK Studio; Geoffrey L. Stone, founder, owner, and CEO, MetalForming, Inc.; Heidi Ellsworth, partner, RoofersCoffeeShop, and owner, HJE Consulting; Jeff Henry MB, CAE, executive director, Metal Construction Association®; Jeff Irwin, president, JH Irwin Consulting LLC; Lori Reynolds Morrow, CSI, CDT, architectural project manager, Sheffield Metals International; Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, LEED®, president, Kalin Associates; Paul Deffenbaugh, editorial director, Modern Trade Communications; Paul Lechiara, owner/president, East Coast Metal Roofing; and Tony Bouquot, general manager, MBMA, and VP at Thomas Associates, Inc.

METALCON Advisory Council members represent those in metal construction, metal building systems, metal building contracting and erecting, insulated metal panels, architecture, contracting, roofing, roll forming, key associations, and industry trade press. METALCON will take place October 6-8, 2021, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.