After nearly 24 years, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) bid farewell to John Gentille, who has retired as the association’s leader and CEO. Gentille left an indelible mark on MCAA and the entire mechanical construction and service industry. It is thanks to his vision as the “Education Association” that MCAA offers the breadth of programs and resources its member companies need to succeed, including safety and health training resources, an Innovative Technologies Initiative to help keep members ahead of the technology change curve, and widely respected advocacy and career development programs, among many, many others.
His vision included building relationships with all of MCAA’s constituencies, from its affiliated association executives around the country, to the manufacturers and suppliers who bring value to the association, to its labor partners at the United Association. In honor of Gentille’s dedication and passion for the association and industry, the foundation formerly known as MCERF has officially been renamed the John R. Gentille Foundation.
Timothy Brink has been selected as CEO after spending time as MCAA’s chief operating officer. He is also executive director of the John R. Gentille Foundation (JRGF). Brink brings a unique perspective to his work at MCAA and JRGF. He has served in virtually every role, including a member contractor, local association executive, and on many MCAA committees.
MCAA wishes Gentille all the best and looks forward to Brink’s leadership in the years to come.