Building Industry Association Announces 2012 Executive Committee


WEST BLOOMFIELD  – Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan (BIA) has announced its 2012 Executive Committee. BIA’s president is Rich Kligman, Superb Custom Homes, in Plymouth. He and the other Executive Committee members took the oath of office as part of BIA’s Economic Forecast Luncheon & Industry Awards Program on Wednesday at the Best Western Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights.

In addition to Mr. Kligman, the Executive Committee includes Salvatore (Sam) Palazzolo, Palazzolo Brothers Construction Co., Sterling Heights, moving into the position of first vice president; Paul Aragona, Aragona Properties, Clinton Township, as treasurer; Norm Finkelstein, Norwood Homes, LTD, Farmington Hills as secretary, Robert M. Tedesco of Silverado Homes, Birmingham, as vice president and Katie Hallett, TK Design & Architecture, Howell, in the newly created position of associate vice president. Adorno Piccinini, Walbridge, Detroit, moves into the position of immediate past president.

Continuing in their positions are vice presidents James Clarke, Robertson Brothers Company, Bloomfield Hills, Lawrence Cohen,, LLC, Franklin and William Phillips, Windham Development, Inc., Bloomfield Hills. Richard Komer, Wineman & Komer, Southfield, continues as special counsel and Michael C. Stoskopf continues as BIA’s CEO.

The Executive Committee is responsible for furthering the building industry’s relationship with municipal and county governments and providing representation in the state and national associations. Additionally, the Committee assists in overseeing BIA’s mission to provide education, information, programs, networking, political action and all other activities that advance the building industry, while making the American dream of home ownership a reality for Michigan families.

In addition to the swearing in ceremony, the program featured guest speakers David Crowe, Ph.D., Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in Washington, D.C. and Edsel Charles, Chairman, MarketGraphics Research Group in Franklin, Tenn. The speakers addressed topics pertinent to those involved in the residential and light construction industries.

The program also included the annual Industry Leadership Awards presentation to Immediate Past President Adorno Piccinini and the distinguished awards honorees.