National FCA Names New Chief Executive Officer
July 13, 2010
Chairman Ed Smith, along with the National Finishing Contractors
Association (FCA) board of directors, announced the appointment
of Anthony (Tony) Darkangelo to the position of chief executive
officer for National FCA. Darkangelo succeeds Stuart Binstock, who
is no longer with the association.
Tony Darkangelo is a hands-on guy, and his passion for our
association and our industry is contagious, said Smith. Tony
leaves no doubt, he believes in our core values, and he is determined
to make National FCA the absolute best it can be for the benefit
of all our contractor members.
In announcing Darkangelos appointment, Smith said he is confident
Darkangelo will work effectively with National FCA contractors,
local affiliates, and the IUPAT to strengthen the delivery of National
Darkangelo joined National FCA in 2008 as the regional vice president
for the central region. According to the announcement, Darkangelo
brought multiple affiliates on board and he excelled in assisting
members and building relationships with National FCAs union
partners around the country. His extensive work with National FCAs
committees allowed for the newly formed Safety Advisory Committee
to expedite the National FCA Safety Awards Program. Smith believes
Darkangelo brings a fresh new attitude to National FCA,
and he went on to say, Tony has experience as a contractor
and there is no better way to truly understand the challenges we
face in the real world. He has worked closely with architects and
that experience will serve us well when working with our specialty
Darkangelo said that since he first met the National FCA board
of directors, their leadership, integrity, and vision continue to
With the commitment of our members, affiliates, and the IUPAT
leadership, I look forward to exploring new ways to better serve
our members and to advance the quality of those services,
said Darkangelo. We now have a key opportunity to advance
the position of union contractors in the construction industry.
The staff and I are committed to serving our members, with our ongoing
focus to educate, advocate, and legislate for the finishing industry.
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