Tom McAleese, Account Manager for Mazzella Companies, and formerly of Indusco Wire Rope & Supplies, recently retired from a lifelong career in the rigging supply business.
“Tom’s extensive experience in crane ropes, block applications, rigging and fall protection enabled him to offer valuable information to erector members over the years,” said David Deem, President of SEAA. “He has been my go-to guy when it comes to rigging inspection and safety.”
He first got involved in SEAA in the late 1980s. During that time, he served as a SEAA Director for more than 20 years.
SEAA launched the Trade Show as part of Convention in 1993. “Tom was instrumental in the development and ultimate success of the event, including recruiting other vendors to participate,” said Deem.
“Tom skillfully handled coordination of exhibitors and promoted networking among the attendees. In later years, his coordination of the fishing tournament made it a favorite excursion. His contributions to the Events Committee will be immensely missed. On a personal note, Tom offered me guidance and support when I was initially elected to the Board. I appreciate all he has done,” said Carrie Gulajan, SEAA Vice President and Chairperson of the Events Committee.