SRMA announces 2016 board and executive director

May 16, 2016 CONRIC PR

Manufacturers, allied professionals and economic development authorities come together to boost industry’s profile in Southwest Florida 

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) is pleased to announce the new 2016 leadership roster to drive its educational, legislative, networking and economic development initiatives in the year ahead.

Brian Rist of The Smart Companies will serve as chair of the board of directors, composed of Doug Gyure of S4J Manufacturing, longtime manufacturer and entrepreneur Peter Bagwell, Bruce Vanderveen of All American Printing, Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing and Joe Janoschka of BB&T Business. Dana Brunett of Cape Coral Economic Development and B. Pat O-Rourke of Lee County Economic Development will serve as advisory liaisons. Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki is the organization’s membership chair. Board member Peter Bagwell has also been named the new executive director of SRMA.

“Our goal is to provide valuable support and opportunities for manufacturers here in Southwest Florida. Monthly roundtable discussions, after hour socials, plant tours, marketing, awards and recognitions are all part of the annual membership benefits,” says Bagwell. “All manufacturers that sign up or renew membership prior to June 30 will receive additional marketing perks on our regional website.”

To discover the many benefits of membership in SRMA for manufacturers and affiliate businesses, visit or contact Peter Bagwell at or (239) 689-3649.

About the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

ThSouthwest Regional Manufacturers Associatione purpose and objective of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is to bring together manufacturers to encourage the economic development of Southwest Florida through manufacturing, and to act as a forum for the expression and exchange of ideas and information among its members. The SRMA provides the platform to promote the general welfare of our members in relation to economic, civic, and educational challenges. We encourage the cooperative interchange of information and assistance in all matters of mutual interest, fostering social relationships and community involvement among our membership. Visit for more information.

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