Three Directors have recently assumed new leadership roles on the Strategic Market Alliance Board of Directors; John Vozzo, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Singer Equipment Company, has been named Board Chairman; Travis Brady, President and CEO of Brady Industries, formerly the group’s Secretary / Treasurer has been appointed Board Vice Chairman, and John Caldwell has assumed the post of SMA Secretary / Treasurer. 

Joining these three leaders on the SMA Board are Robert Tillis, CEO of Imperial Bag & Paper, headquartered in their new mega-warehouse in Jersey City, NJ; George Abiaad, President of Royal Corporation, a nationally recognized solutions provider to the entertainment industry, located in Santa Fe Springs, CA; Newly appointed Director Mark Melzer, President of NASSCO, “broad line” distributor serving Wisconsin and Illinois, and newly appointed Director Greg Rogers, President of Cosgrove Enterprises serving the Florida, Georgia and Tennessee markets and located in Miami Lakes , FL.  

“I am honored and proud to chair the board of directors at Strategic Market Alliance.”, commented Mr. Vozzo.   “SMA is a dynamic, vibrant organization that is defined by a collaborative spirit and driven by a constant desire to improve and maximize value and benefits to its members, vendor partners and end-users.  These differences make SMA a special place, and it is a privilege to take on this new role.”  Mr. Vozzo previously served since 2012 as the Group’s Vice Chair, following SMA’s merger with CDI, a foodservice packaging distributor cooperative that included Singer Equipment.

“At the heart of the SMA’s success, is the ethic of collaboration and a spirit of interdependence among our members, suppliers and end-using customers.  This is reinforced by the examples set by our Board of Directors”, said Richard McGann, SMA’s President and CEO. “This spirit is also demonstrated by the vigorous involvement and activities of our various committees, each playing a vital role in helping chart the future direction of Strategic Market Alliance”, added Mr. McGann.

SMA has also named the following Executive Committee chairpersons for the coming term: 
Mercer Stanfield, President, Brame Specialty Company – Member Relations
David Scalen, President, Regional Distributors, Inc. – Foodservice
Mike Nelson, President, W.E. Nelson Company – Commercial Wellness
Ryan Law, Chief Operating Officer, Brady Industries – Operations and Logistics
John Poole, President, Daycon Products Company – Technology

“SMA is fortunate to have so many distinguished companies under our banner.  The contribution made by our Board and our Executive Committees, in concert with their expertise and experience that is freely shared for the benefit all, has created an operating environment where individual success is in harmony with the greater good of the membership”, commented Mr. McGann said.    

Strategic Market Alliance, a member-owned cooperative of leading Foodservice packaging and Commercial Wellness distributors in the United States and Canada.