The Texas Lathing and Plastering Contractors Association’s President Rick Williams introduced its new Executive Director Eddie McCormick at this year's 57th annual Convention and Trade Show in June.

“I am excited about this opportunity and the new direction this association will be heading. It was a tough decision leaving a company that I had worked at for over 17 years,” McCormick said. “However, those 17 years allowed me to gain the necessary knowledge of our industry as well as meet and maintain relationships with general contractors, architects, consultants and owners. After seeing all of your support, and this warm welcome, I know that I made the right decision.”

McCormick has been active in the ASTM process at all levels as well as educating General Contractors and Municipalities on the mechanics of EIFS, stucco and stone. He is an AWCI Certified EIFS professional, with a background in commercial construction from the field level to estimating and project management. His experience as a current Planning and Zoning Commissioner will help with getting ordinances changed in municipalities that may have issues with our industries wet claddings.

“I look forward to working with and building stronger relationships with our association’s members to better serve them and provide a value to [its] membership,” McCormick said. “The TLPCA has hundred’s of years of combined experience that has proven valuable to our industry and how it relates to the overall aesthetics of a building.”