The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) informs MHProNews that they have elected a new board of directors at its annual luncheon on September 26th. Members voted and approved the following officers for 2017:
- Chairman: Tim Williams, CEO of 21st Century Mortgage Corporation
- Vice Chairman: Joe Stegmayer, Chairman and CEO of Cavco Industries
- Treasurer: Howard Walker, Vice Chairman of Equity Lifestyle
- Secretary: Tom Hodges, General Counsel of Clayton Homes
MHI also honored four individuals they cited for outstanding achievements, dedication and service to the association and the industry at their annual awards dinner.
Leo Poggione, President of Craftsman Homes in Reno, NV received the MHI Chairman’s Award. Poggione, who is also an MHI board member, has also held positions at the National Retailers Council, in addition to work on numerous MHI committees.
Jeff Legault, Director of Product Design and Engineering for Skyline Corporation in Elkart, Ind., received the Frank Walter Standards Award, which is selected by the MHI Technical Activities Committee.
Mark Brunner, Executive Director of the Manufactured and Modular Home Association of Minnesota (MMHA) received the State Association Executive of the Year Award, selected by a peer group of manufactured housing state association executives.
Brunner was successful with getting legislation passed that changed Minnesota’s modular home sales higher tax rate to be in line with new manufactured and site-built homes.
Brunner recently commented on the granny pods legislation reported by the Daily Business News, linked here.
Rick Robinson, MHI’s Senior Vice President of State and Local Affairs, received the Jim Moore Excellence in Communications Award from the Manufactured Housing Executives Council (MHEC).
This award was created to honor Jim Moore, the long-time executive director of the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association and a tireless promoter of manufactured housing.
Robinson, an author, was previously featured in an interview on MHProNews, linked here.
MHI is one of two manufactured housing focused national trade organizations. The association is based in Arlington, VA.
MHI members include HUD Code manufactured housing and modular home builders, financial services, home retailers, community owners and managers, suppliers and other professionals affiliated with the industry, including dozens of affiliated state organizations.
In 2015, MHI says the manufactured home industry produced over 70,000 homes, which is approximately 9 percent of new single-family home starts, down some 300,000 units from its peak in 1998, but with shipments rising for over 5 years. ##
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Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.