Robert Beck was elected Vice President/Assistant Treasurer of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America at the association’s Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, in March 2019.
Robert is the President & CEO of the John W. Danforth Company, one of the largest mechanical contractors in the Northeast United States. The company, founded in 1884, operates four offices across New York State and provides turn-key solutions for any HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, critical environment, custom metal fabrication, energy performance, or specialty mechanical project. Danforth is proud to be a charter member of the MCAA as well as a 100% employee-owned company.
Recognizing the importance for continued education and industry involvement, Robert joined the Western New York Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (WNY PMCA), where he led initiatives on the Piping & Service Industry Coalition Committee, a local labor-management initiative. He also served on the WNY MEP Trade Tripartite Committee and is currently a New York State Pipe Trades Fund Trustee.
Robert’s first experience with MCAA was at a Mid-Year Education Conference. He is currently serving as Chair of the Project Managers Education Committee, and has been both an instructor and a facilitator for MCAA’s Institute for Project Management (IPM) and Advanced Institute for Project Management (AIPM). He has also presented at MCAA’s Annual Convention and serves on the MCAA Audit Committee. He is a graduate of the IPM and AIPM as well as MCAA’s Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI). He was elected to the MCAA Board of Directors in 2015.
Outside of work, Robert volunteers his time to local community and charity organizations such as Kaleida Health Foundation Board, WNY Make-A-Wish Advisory Board as well as volunteering for his children’s various activities. Robert enjoys outdoor adventures and activities with family and friends.