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Carl Gunter is the new chairman of the board of Manufacture Alabama

Tuesday, Manufacture Alabama announced that the Manufacture Alabama board of directors have elected Carl Gunter as the new board chair.

Gunter is the mill manager of International Paper in Prattville. Carl will serve a two-year term effective Feb. 4, 2020. He succeeds David Hendrixson, who is the executive vice president and plant manager of Daikin, America in Decatur. Hendrixson will continue to serve on the board of directors.

“I am excited to lead Manufacture Alabama’s board of directors and work closely with the Manufacture Alabama team to execute our mission to make Alabama the best business and political location in the United States for manufacturers,” said Gunter. “I want to thank the Manufacture Alabama board of directors for its confidence in me to serve as board chair and thank David Hendrixson for the past year of his leadership.”

George Clark is the President of Manufacture Alabama.

“I am very pleased to announce that Carl Gunter is assuming the role of our board chair at Manufacture Alabama,” Clark said. “As an active board member for three years, Carl is incredibly familiar with our association and will bring a tremendous amount of expertise as a mill manager to his role as board chair. I would also like to thank David Hendrixson for his service as our board chair and we are excited he is still serving on our board.”

Additionally, the Manufacture Alabama board of directors elected Jason Slinkard as the new board vice chair. Slinkard is the site director at BASF in Mcintosh. Marty Parker was re-elected as Board Treasurer. Marty is the customer relations, quality and logistics manager for Packaging Corporation of American. Paul Vercher was re-elected as Secretary of the Board. Vercher is the director of governmental affairs for United States Steel Corporation.

Manufacture Alabama is the only trade association in the state dedicated exclusively to the competitive, legislative, regulatory and operational interests and needs of manufacturers and their partner industries and businesses.

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Manufacture Alabama represents hundreds of companies, everything from the most recognized international corporations to small, family-owned operations. Members share common interests and face similar competitive challenges. Each one is a vital component of Alabama’s economy and job base.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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