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Monday, January 25, 2021

Newsmakers: Industry veteran joins Falcon Steel as sales VP

Falcon Steel America, a Haltom City company that designs, engineers and builds American-made steel structures, has hired 25-year industry veteran Alan Morris as senior vice president-sales. Morris will lead the sales team charged with selling the company’s one-stop capabilities for the electrical utility, telecommunications and highway/transportation industries.

“We are seeing unprecedented growth in our business, and that calls for a skilled sales manager and business developer who has the vision to interpret client needs and to sell our portfolio of products and services to an expanding client base,” said CEO Jim Taylor. “With Alan, we have the right mix of talent and industry respect to help deliver on our long-standing commitment to providing quality products and responsive customer service.”

Morris was vice president of sales-central region for Anixter Inc., which sells electric utility products and services. He is a board member and treasurer of Utility Supply Management Alliance.

“It’s an exciting time to join the team of professionals at Falcon Steel America,” Morris said. “The company is reaching into additional markets and continuing to innovate with new product offerings while remaining true to its core values of integrity, quality, and service.”

Falcon Steel builds and galvanizes monopoles and substations and is the only fabricator of high-voltage steel-lattice towers in the United States, making it possible to deliver critical structures to customers quickly, especially in times of disaster.

AVIATION

American Aero FTW, a fixed-base operator (FB0) at Meacham International Airport, received international recognition in 2015 when it became the first FBO in the Western Hemisphere to earn Stage I IS-Business Aircraft Handlers (BAH) accreditation from the International Business Aviation Council. Launched in July 2014, IS-BAH is a joint program between IBAC and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). It incorporates the NATA Safety 1st ground audit program and follows the long-established structure of the IS-Business Aircraft Operations program.

BANKING & FINANCE

James Stone has joined Worthington National Bank as senior vice president of the mortgage department. Stone will be working at Worthington National Bank’s Edwards Ranch location.

BOARDS & ORGANIZATIONS

The Rotary Club of Fort Worth has announced the organization’s new board of directors for the coming year. Officers are: David Campbell, president Larry Anfin, president-elect; Susan Morgan, vice president; Rachel Marker, secretary; Jeff Whitfield, treasurer; Don Marable, sergeant-at-arms; and Andy Taft, immediate vice president. Other board members are Buzz Brightbill, Harriet Harral, Ralph Mecklenburger, Martin Noto, Gleniece Robinson and Cathy Neece-Brown.

Fort Worth Country Day named five new trustees to its board for three-year terms: Brian Crumley, Liza Lee, Michelle Marlow, Malathi Ravi and Rachel Werner. Officers elected for the 2017-18 academic year are Laura Bonnell Alexander, president; Randy Eisenman, vice president; Dwight Horton, treasurer; and Jane Nober, secretary.

The National Pawnbrokers Association has announced its board of directors and executive officers for the coming year. Tim Collier of Little Rock, Arkansas, was elected president and Kathleen Barbee of Fort Worth was elected vice president.

EDUCATION

Alison Hodges, Tarrant County College Southeast culinary instructor, recently won Pastry Chef of the Year at the Texas Chefs Association meeting in Dallas. Hodges will receive her plaque at the association’s August convention in Corpus Christi.

Hodges joined TCC’s Culinary Arts program as a member of the adjunct faculty in 2006, teaching both the fundamentals of baking and the advanced pastry classes. In the spring 2014, she became a full-time faculty member at TCC Southeast and began teaching the dual credit purchasing and dining room classes.

INSURANCE

Joseph P. Hoffmann has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer at Chicago-based IFG Companies, one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United States. Hoffmann began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in Dallas and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Arlington. He earned a law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.

HOSPITALITY

Penny Stolpe has joined the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel as corporate sales manager.

RETAIL

Matt Hunsicker has been appointed as manager of the Grand Prairie IKEA store that is expected to open in the fall. Hunsicker

joined IKEA in 2001 after 14 years in the food and beverage industry.

Send newsmakers to Robert Francis at rfrancis@bizpress.net.

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