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 Darkangelo’s 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 FCA services.

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 FCA’s union partners around the country. His extensive work with National FCA’s 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 contractors.”

Darkangelo said that since he first met the National FCA board of directors, their leadership, integrity, and vision continue to amaze him.

“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.”

Need more info and analysis about the issues?
CLICK HERE to subscribe to USGlass magazine.