BAMA Board of Directors
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Rick Concotelli has been a member of BAMA for 12 years and on the Board of Directors since 2011, being appointed BAMA Vice President in 2012 and President in 2016. Rick works in Business Development at Lockheed Martin – Aeronautics Division in Pinellas Park. He’s been there for 15 years, working his way through the ranks from a manufacturing engineer, a project manager and then promoted at LM to his current position. Before coming to Florida, Rick started out at Lockheed in Ft. Worth, Texas re-designing the F16 for Japan. Rick is very active with BAMA in taking a leadership role in the Membership Committee. The committee goes out and visits local manufacturers that are not members to speak with them about the benefits of membership and inviting them to meetings and events.
Monin Gourmet Flavorings
Although Mike Brewster hasn’t been a BAMA Board for a long time, he has made a significant impact in several areas. It seems that Mike is the first person to volunteer help with curriculum at St. Pete College as well as serving on the Florida TRADE and Florida Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council advisory committees. As the 2015 winner of BAMA Emerging Leader award, Mike has proven in a short time that he is committed to helping grow BAMA and working to improve our programs, relationships and manufacturing in Tampa Bay. Currently, Mike serves as the Vice President of the BAMA Board and is the Vice President of Plant Operations for Monin Gourmet Flavorings in Clearwater. Mike is the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
PDR Certified Public Accountants
Ann has a passion for manufacturers and the challenges that they face due to changing global markets. A long-time board member, she has been committed to BAMA programs that support the growth of manufacturing in Tampa Bay. As a CPA, Ann is committed to find ways to minimize tax liability and maximize income for manufacturers. From research & development (R&D) tax credits to tax planning and preparation for international business expansion, Ann is prepared to help manufacturers achieve their desired results.
Cliff Csulik has been a member of BAMA for 10 years and on the Board of Directors since 2010, serving as BAMA President for four years from 2012 to 2015. He graduated from Toledo University with BS in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for Jabil for 17 years. Cliff started out at Jabil as a Manufacturing Supervisor and other positions have included Manufacturing Manager, Production Control Manager, Business Unit Manager. His current position is as a Project Manager. Cliff currently serves as the Chair of the Programs committee which is committed to continue providing quality programs to our members.
Ogletree Deakins, P.A.
Grant Petersen represents and counsels employers regarding a broad range of U.S. and international labor and employment law issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption law issues, and data privacy and data protection law issues. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, service, healthcare, financial, retail, and food processing, as well as multinational companies and trade associations.
Jeff Perkins has been a BAMA Board Member for four years and currently is the General Manager and Vice President of Seal Dynamics LLC, a division of Heico Aerospace. Jeff began his career in manufacturing, working in military aircraft simulator design and space based defense systems for several years after graduating from Purdue with a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Fifteen years ago, Jeff started Seal Dynamics LLC, which was acquired in 2005 by a billion dollar publicly owned engineering and manufacturing company called Heico Aerospace. Under Jeff’s direction, they have grown to nearly 30 people and generating 25+ million in revenue. With his position at Seal, Jeff has complete P&L responsibility for the New Product Development Division (NPDD), including responsibility for all the PMA/STC activities, Reverse Engineering, Quality Assurance and manufacturing.
Environmental Engineering Consultants
Rob Wallace has over 33 years experience working as an Environmental Engineering Consultant. Mr. Wallace has managed a variety of diversified Projects involving Environmental, Hydrogeological, and Geotechnical Engineering Skills. Mr. Wallace performs Indoor Air Quality Investigations for sick buildings and worker exposure to indoor contaminants including Radon Measurement for Residential Buildings. Mr. Wallace has extensive experience in all major facets of Environmental Engineering Consulting including Geotechnical Engineering, Soil / Groundwater Testing and Assessments, Industrial wastewater pretreatment, treatment and disposal systems including oils, laundry, heavy metals, phosphate tailings, organic chemicals and acidic wastewaters, Hazardous and Toxic Wastes Management, Water / Wastewater Distribution / Treatment Design, Construction/Design Services and Site Assessment / Site Plan Development.
Jim Long might be new to BAMA, but he isn’t new to manufacturing. He’s been involved in manufacturing for more than 35 years in a variety of roles and has had the privilege of working for large and small companies in a variety of industries including aerospace and defense; space; commercial mining; oil and gas; telecommunications; medical; and industrial markets. Currently Vice President and General Manager of Sypris Electronics, LLC in Tampa, he oversees operations for their specialty OEM product business as well as contract manufacturing business. Jim is the Chairman of the BAMA RoundTable Committee.
USI Insurance Services
Dru Wilson, a Property and Casualty Practice Leader with USI Insurance Services in Tampa has a passion for manufacturing that goes back a long way. It stems from his father who was in the manufacturing business. Two and a half years ago he joined the BAMA Board of Directors and became involved in the membership committee. He works with a team of fellow BAMA members, periodically visiting manufacturers around Tampa Bay to promote and educate them about the benefits of belonging to an association that has been around for more than 50 years. Dru heads up the Membership Committee.
Dennis crewed helicopters for the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam war and has worked in various capacities in aviation manufacturing for over 45 years. Over those years, he was the Chief Inspector for the airworthiness of 60 helicopter and fixed wing aircraft; worked for the Department of Navy in the Torrance Manufacturing Facility, Long Beach final assembly; onsite representative for the Kuwait Flight Training Program; and Phase II and III of the YC-15 (C-17) flight test program. Dennis also had responsibility for the production and airworthiness of engine and airframe manufacturers throughout Southern California and often detailed to Seattle Washington on the Boeing 757/767 programs with the Federal Aviation Administration. He also worked in Washington DC FAA Headquarters having the responsibilities to interface with the U.S. Congress on safety and budget issues, HQ direction for major accident investigations and management of civil aviation Bilateral Agreements. Along the way, Dennis has received recognition for his contributions towards aviation safety by being nominated as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and graduating from the Brookings Legis Congressional Fellows program. Retired from BELAC, he is now a personal consultant. Dennis has been on the Board since 2014.
Julie is the Director of Technical Sales for the local robotic engineering firm of FRISELLA DESIGN where she consults with clients to define project scope and interpret technical requirements for industrial robotic work cells and custom automated systems, prepares proposals and negotiates contracts. Julie is a graduate of St. Petersburg College with an Associate’s degree in Arts and is currently pursuing her Engineering Technology Support Certificate for Manufacturing Engineering. She is a native of Clearwater and is a classically trained, award-winning mezzo-soprano and a former Girl Scout leader.
Julie joined the board in 2017 and is the STEM Chairman.