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MATRA COMMITTEES 2018

Members are invited and welcomed to consider joining any of the committees below. You may either call the Chair of the committee or just click on their name and send them an email with your request.

Awards

The Awards Committee is responsible for the selection of candidates and final recipients of the Hall of Honor Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Pat Moughan, Chair, Losberger DeBoer (800) 964-8368

Education

The Education Committee is responsible for proposing topics and acquiring speakers for the The Tent Show, MATRA's Annual Conference and Tradeshow as well as for any additional educational seminars throughout the course of the year, as needed.
Bryan Bolt, Chair, Top Tec Products, LLC, (800) 845-2830
Liz Davis, Co-Chair, PTG Events, (631) 232-4800
Melani Kodikian, Committee Member, A to Z Party Rental, (215) 646-6777

Marketing/Membership

The Membership Committee is responsible for developing strategies to achieve membership retention, new member recruitment and member benefits.   In addition, they are responsible for working with the Executive Director to produce the annual Membership Directory as well as contribute updated membership information for the e-newsletter.
Pat Moughan, Chair, Losberger De Boer, (800) 964-8368

Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for creating sponsorship packages according to the sponsorship needs established by the MATRA Board of Directors. In addition, this Committee is responsible for soliciting sponsors for the Association as well as working with the Executive Director to publish the sponsorship packages on the MATRA website and through the e-newsletter.
Kenny Puff, Chair, Party Line Tent Rentals  (914) 592-1200
Billy Hill, Co-Chair,  Rainbow Party & Tent Rental (631) 206-1747

MATRA Games

The MATRA Games Committee is responsible for the creation, modification and implementation of the MATRA Games held at The Tent Show, MATRA's  Annual Conference and Tradeshow. In addition, they are responsible for producing the Games at The Tent Show,  as well as overseeing the safety of the participants and attendees.
Dan Dalton, Chair, Anchor Industries  (978) 360-7801
Billy Hill, Co-Chair, Rainbow Party & Tent Rental (631) 206-1747

Nominations

The Nominations Committee is responsible for soliciting viable candidates for vacant MATRA Board rental and vendor positions on an annual basis. The Committee presents its recommendation(s) to the Board and upon approval presents a slate to be approved by the  MATRA membership.
Butch Ruggiero, Chair, Special Events Tent & Party Rental  (610) 599-4108

Power/HVAC

The Power/HVAC Committee is responsible for soliciting and acquiring Power/HVAC sponsors for The Tent Show, MATRA's Annual Conference and Tradeshow. 
Daryl Benz, Chair, Aggreko, (856) 241-4976

On Site Logistics/Safety

The On Site Logistics/Safety Committee is responsible for determining all logistics and safety measures to be implemented during The Tent Show, MATRA's Annual Conference and Tradeshow.
Keith Eismann, Chair,  Keder Solutions  (888) 727-7050
Ian Sherwood, Co-Chair, Tents Unlimited  (860) 496-8882

Exhibitor Advisory

The Exhibitor Advisory Committee is responsible for determining and implementing Exhibitor placement during The Tent Show, MATRA's Annual Conference and Tradeshow.
Kenny Puff, Chair,  Party Line Tent Rentals  (914) 592-1200
Steve Campbell, Co-Chair, L&A Tent Rentals  (609) 584-0054

Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee is responsible for creating, if applicable, an annual fundraiser which net proceeds are deposited in to the MATRA Scholarship Fund currently held with our strategic partner, Delaware Community Foundation (DCF).  In addition, along with the Educational Board of DCF, the Committee oversees any necessary adjustments to the Scholarship Application,  confirms membership requirements, reviews the Scholarship recipient(s) recommendations by DCF and provides any other assistance required by DCF to complete the award process.
Butch Ruggiero, Chair, Special Events Tent & Party Rental  (610) 599-4108

Spring Training 2019

The Spring Training Committee is responsible for selecting the location, venue and creating the educational topics for this one day training workshop.
Keith Eismann, Chair, Keder Solutions, (888) 727-7050
Ian Sherwood, Co-Chair, Tents Unlimited  (860) 496-8882

 

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Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 9826
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone:302.765.3945 Ext 2
Fax: 302-241-2177
Email: info@MATRAmembers.org

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Mission Statement

The mission of The Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association is to uphold and promote the professionalism and integrity of the tent rental industry, through education, training, networking and leadership development for the benefit of its members.