CFSA Elects 2015-16 Officers And Directors

December 2, 2015
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Peter Galletly of Tiedemann-Bevs Industries begins his term as the 66th President of the Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA).

LAKE BLUFF, ILLINOIS — December 1, 2015 — The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA) is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Board of Directors and Officers. At the association’s Fall Conference & Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 19, 2015, CFSA members elected as their President: Peter Galletly, currently Executive Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer of Tiedemann-Bevs Industries, Richmond, Indiana.  Mr. Galletly is CFSA’s 66th person elected to this office in the association’s 102-year history.  His brother, Robert C. Galletly, Jr., was CFSA’s 47th president in 1996-97, and his late father, Robert C. Galletly, was awarded a CFSA Lifetime Recognition Award in 2011.

Joining Mr. Galletly as 2015-16 CFSA Officers are: Gerald (Jerry) Burchett (Vice President), PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Rodney Robinson (Treasurer), Southern Craft Manufacturing, Loretto, Tennessee; and, Tina Houck (Immediate Past President), Schuylkill Haven Casket Company, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.

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Newly-elected Directors serving three-year terms are: Pat Duckers, Artco Casket Company, Lenexa, Kansas; Justin Thacker, Thacker Casket Manufacturing, Clinton, Maryland; and, Dan Sauder, Sauder Funeral Products, Archbold, Ohio. Scott Jones, Jr., of Service Casket Company in Columbus, Georgia, was elected to fill an unexpired one-year term as a Director.

They join returning Directors: Steven Gadaleta, NorthStar Industries, Batesville, Indiana; Terrill Vieth, Geneva Manufacturing Corp., Geneva, Indiana; Jeanette Hiemstra, Keith M. Merrick Company, Sibley, Iowa; Bill Jones, Aurora Casket Company, Aurora, Indiana; and, Jason Mims, Cherokee Casket Company, Griffin, Georgia.

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The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America, Inc. (CFSA), is a professional association of funeral suppliers that provide goods and services to death care professionals. We promote communication and fellowship within the industry, and offer resources that enhance members’ businesses so that the public may continue to receive the full benefit of memorialization. Headquartered in Lake Bluff, Illinois, CFSA has nearly 150 member firms throughout North America. For more information, contact George A. Buckley, Jr., JD, CAE, Executive Director, 847.295.6630gbuckley@cfsaa.org

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