Michael Tidwell, president of Bartow Precast in Cartersville, Georgia, has been appointed the National Precast Concrete Association’s Chairman of the Board. Tidwell began his one-year term on Saturday, Oct. 25, at NPCA’s 49th Annual Convention in Montreal, Quebec.
“I am humbled by this opportunity to lead this incredible association into its 50th year,” Tidwell stated. “One of the things you realize as you advance through committees and the Board is the enormous wealth of expertise that NPCA members bring to the table.”
Bartow Precast was started in 1985 by Tidwell’s father, C.L. Tidwell. After working for his father for years, Tidwell became president in 1999 and the company became an NPCA member shortly after in 2002. Tidwell has been involved with a wide variety of product committees and task forces and has been a Board member since 2010.
“Michael has a passion for the industry and for what the association stands for, and the membership will benefit from that in the coming year,” said NPCA President Ty Gable. “Michael and the Board will be instrumental in guiding the future direction of the association to ensure it best serves all members.”
In his acceptance speech, Tidwell spoke of his experiences in the association and how much the relationships he has developed over the years have help grow and improve his business.
“The collective knowledge and the willingness of NPCA members to share that knowledge with each other is what makes this a unique organization,” he said. “I make better concrete now than I did when Bartow Precast joined NPCA 12 years ago. What I didn’t know was that I’d be building so many lifelong relationships along the way.”