MCAA Announces 2016–2018 Board Members

Words: Dan Kamys[caption id="attachment_12202" align="alignnone" width="1024"]From left to right: MCAA Secretary Larry Vacala, MCAA Chairman Mike Sutter, MCAA Past Chairman Mark Kemp, MCAA Vice Chairman Paul Odom, MCAA Treasurer Paul Oldham. From left to right: MCAA Secretary Larry Vacala, MCAA Chairman Mike Sutter, MCAA Past Chairman Mark Kemp, MCAA Vice Chairman Paul Odom, MCAA Treasurer Paul Oldham.[/caption] The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) announced the election of officers to the MCAA Board during the MCAA Annual Meeting on Feb. 4, 2016, during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. Michael Sutter, CEO of Sutter Masonry, Inc. in El Mirage, Ariz., was elected as chairman of the MCAA. Sutter began his masonry career as a senior in high school when he joined a vocational program in Brunswick, Ohio. After graduation, he served his apprenticeship and became a journeyman bricklayer before moving to Phoenix, Ariz. He continued his career as a foreman and estimator/project manager. Then in 1991, Mike and his wife Colleen started Sutter Masonry. Twenty-five years later, he has built their company to over 200 employees working on both residential and commercial projects. Since 1995, Mike has been an active member of both local and national industry associations, including a board member of the Arizona Masonry Contractors Association serving as president, vice president and treasurer. In addition, he has served on numerous committees such as Apprenticeship, Certification, Fastest Trowel, and Safety. He is also a Board Member of the Arizona Masonry Guild and serves on the Residential and Technical Committees. With the MCAA, he has served as Arizona State Chairman, Region G Vice President, Treasurer and Vice-Chairman as well as serving on numerous committees and Co-Author of the MCAA Apprentice Training Manual. Other board members elected include: Vice Chairman: Paul Odom, vice president of P and S Masonry Inc., Hamilton, Texas Treasurer: Paul Oldham, president and co-owner of Ollier Masonry Inc., Batesville, Ind. Secretary: Larry Vacala, founder of Restore Masonry LLC & Tyler Lane Construction Inc. The MCAA also elected nine Regional Vice Presidents to the board:
  • Region A: Michael Schmerbeck, Back Brook Masonry; Hillsborough, N.J.
  • Region B: Gary Joyner, Joyner Masonry Works; Greenville, N.C.
  • Region C: John Jacob, J. Construction Company; Cincinnati
  • Region D: Lynn Vasquez, MAV Masonry, Inc.; Marissa, Ill.
  • Region E: Rick Swanson, Swanson Masonry; St. Charles, Mo.
  • Region F: Robert “Buddie” Barnes, Dee Brown, Inc.; Dallas
  • Region G: Glenn Hottmann, G & G Enterprises; Glendale, Ariz.
  • Region H: Dennis Withsosky, New Dimension Masonry, Inc.; San Diego
  • Region I: Jed Olafson, Johnston Construction Co., Inc.; Tacoma, Wash.
All officers serve for a period of two years. The officers began their two-year terms on February 4, 2016. For more information about the newly elected officers, including biographies, visit

Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA.
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