NC masonry contractors elect new officers


Officers for the 2012-2014 term were elected at the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association Convention at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville.

Pictured left to right, new president Gary Joyner, Joyner Masonry Works, Greenville, NC; Western Regional Vice President Don Caldwell, C & R Masonry, Candler; President-Elect Ashlee K. Moore, Koontz Masonry, Lexington, NC; out-going president and Board Chairman Larry Kirby, Kirby Construction Services, Conover; Secretary-Treasurer Bob Gates, Gates Construction Company, Mooresville; and Chris Bruner, Central Regional Vice President, Gates Construction Company, Mooresville.

Not pictured, James “Bo” Black, Carolina Masonry Unlimited, Fuquay-Varina, Eastern Regional Vice President.

Joyner is the first to repeat as NCMCA president, having also been president for the 1987-1989 term. Mooreis the first female and the first third-generation president-elect.  Her grandfather, the late Belton Koontz, was president in 1976-77, and her father Freddy Koontz was president for the 1998-2000 term.

Larry Kirby is the first out-going president to be presented the newly created “Glenn W. Sipe Presidential Service Award,” named to honor NCMCA’s first president elected in April 1974.   Mr Sipe, now 91 years old, was present for the installation of officers and the presentation of the new award. Read More.


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