ABMA Announces New Executive Director Effective Jan. 1, 2022
Wed November 24, 2021
December 1, 2021 (Durango, CO) — After an extensive search, the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is pleased to announce Donna Frendt of Creative Cyberservices as the organization’s next Executive Director. Donna will begin her new role January 1, 2022.
With over 20 years of experience in association management, Donna is pleased to add ABMA to her portfolio. Under her leadership, organizations have built on their strengths to amplify sustainable relationships and partnerships providing the foundation for consistent growth and success. Donna brings to the job an exceptional combination of energy, sincerity, and focus on collaborative accomplishments.
“I am very honored to have been chosen for this position. As ABMA embarks on its 105th year, I am truly excited to become a part of that legacy. I look forward to guiding this strong and respected organization as it continues to promote North American excellence in the industry,” Donna said.
Donna will succeed David Parr, who after 20 years of leading the organization is entering retirement. ABMA wishes to publicly thank David for his long and esteemed dedication in service to ABMA. Parr came to the stewardship of ABMA after having been on the ABMA Board of Directors from 1995-2001. Parr was involved with ABMA since 1981 as both an active member with National Brush Company and as an affiliate/suppler member with National Wood Products and their subsequent purchaser, Group Pare Brossel. His outstanding leadership will be missed and we wish him joy and good fortune in his retirement.
Updated contact information for ABMA as of January 1, 2022:
Donna Frendt, Executive Director
Office Phone: 419-878-2787
P.O. Box 102
1432 Riverwalk Ct.
Waterville, OH 43566
(Note, effective Jan. 1st fax service will be discontinued and Safety Slip orders should be submitted via email.)
About ABMA: ABMA was founded in 1917 and has only had 2 management organizations through 2021. Fernley & Fernley led the association from 1917-2002, followed by Parr’s company, SilvaCor, Inc. which has led the way since 2002-2021. 2022 marks the beginning of our third directorship with the hiring of Donna Frendt.
The ABMA exists to help North American brush manufacturers by enhancing industry knowledge, providing an unparalleled variety of networking opportunities and promoting profitability for its members and the industry. ABMA strives to promote and strengthen value for its members to be the preferred and innovative source for broom, brush and mop products worldwide.
ABMA is an equal opportunity employer.