The Metal Construction Association announced on May 11 that industry veteran Ken McLauchlan had been appointed as a trade organization board director. McLauchlan, who is vice president of architectural sales at Metal Forming, LLC in Peachtree, Georgia, was appointed to fill a vacancy. The interregnum term expires in 2026; no reason was given for the vacancy, and the MCA said he is eligible for reelection at the conclusion of this term. 

In a news release, the MCA described McLauchlan as a longtime insider with more than three decades of experience within the metal construction industry. The trade group said McLauchlan is recognized by many within the industry as “…an expert in the portable roll forming industry and applications.”

He has served in various capacities, including installation, dealer support estimating, project management, and operations, as well as positions on the manufacturer side of the industry. 

“When this role became available, we immediately thought of Ken,” Brian Partyka, MCA’s chairman, said in the statement. “His wealth of industry knowledge and genuine passion for the metal construction industry made him the obvious choice; we are thrilled he has agreed to serve on the board and look forward to the insights and ideas he brings to the table.” 

The MCA, formed in 1984, is an industry trade organization focusing on expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology and education. 

On his appointment, McLauchlan said, “I am excited about the opportunity and being part of the industry from a different side of the business and look forward to being a contributing member of the board and team.”

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