The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) elected two board members: C. Tucker Cope, Jr., president at Columbiana, Ohio-based C. Tucker Cope and Associates Inc., and David Bergholz, customer service manager at Grand Island, Neb.-based Chief Buildings.

Keith Wentworth, president at MBCEA, said, “We are blessed to have so many members willing to step up and take a more active role in the leadership of the MBCEA. Two of our hard-working friends will be joining the national board on Jan. 1. I am pleased to share the results of our recent election: C. Tucker Cope, Jr., of C. Tucker Cope & Associates Inc., and David Bergholz, of Chief Buildings. On behalf of membership and the board, I thank all the candidates for their commitment to the MBCEA and welcome [Cope] and [Bergholz] to the board.”

C. Tucker Cope, Jr.

Cope started as a design engineer at Eufaula, Ala.-based American Buildings Co. Then, after returning home to join the family business, Cope and his team grew C. Tucker Cope and Associates into a design-build corporation. In 2014, he formed Columbiana-based Engineering Direct LLC with another engineer, which handles the engineering design aspect for C. Tucker Cope and Associates and operates independently as a business entity. Cope is a member of MBCEA, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and is licensed in five states.

David Bergholz

Bergholz celebrated his 40th year at Chief Buildings. Most of his job experience has been technical. He started in drafting when computers were coming online, and has worked in computer programming, CADD, drafting management, research and development, and customer service.

He’s served on the Metal Building Manufacturers Association’s (MBMA) construction committee and MBMA’s technical committee for publishing the “Metal Roofing Systems Design Guide.” Bergholz is also a past member of Roof Consultants Institute. Current duties include training, inspections, warranties and oversight of customer service issues. Bergholz said, “I feel that I can bring emphasis on training the workforce to the organization.”