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Board Set for ABMA Emerging Leaders

Kevin White, Miguel Medrano and Thomas Cottom (L to R)

Peer networking and leadership looks to connect young industry professionals

The newly formed ABMA Emerging Leaders has elected its initial Board of Directors. Kevin White from the Industrial Brush Company will serve as president, Miguel Medrano from Borghi USA takes on the role of vice president and Thomas Cottam from Industrial Brush Corporation will act as Secretary/Treasurer. These directors will serve two-year terms and will spearhead the ABMA Emerging Leaders program of work, which will include the group’s opening event as a part of the 104th ABMA Annual Convention on March 17, 2021.

ABMA Emerging Leaders is a peer networking and leadership group whose aim is to connect young industry professionals to further develop their interests, expertise and leadership in the industry. This group is open to anyone 45 years old or younger who is actively engaged within the broom, brush, roller, mop, paint industry, whose organization is an ABMA member. The group will offer professional development workshops, seminars, webinars and complimentary networking events and opportunities. No separate membership fee is required to participate in ABMA Emerging Leaders.

The group intends to offer a mentorship program that will offer opportunities for industry professionals over the age of 45 to engage and develop young talent Additionally, Emerging Leaders also plans to partner with local charities and the ABMA Foundation to provide community services.

The new group offers the following benefits to two key targets:

For young professionals in the brushware industry

  • Be a part of a great peer group leadership opportunity.
  • Ramp up your understanding of the industry and all of its uniqueness.
  • Engage with others in a friendly, educational and supportive setting.

For business owners or senior leaders in your organization

  • Encourage participation to best develop and retain your top talent.
  • Fast track personnel development with the benefits of peer association
  • Consider serving as a mentor to others as a way to give back to the industry.

Learn more about ABMA’s Emerging Leaders at

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