GAMA named Jack W. Klimp, a senior executive of the Phoenix House Foundation, the new president of GAMA.
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.-based GAMA is the national U.S. trade association representing manufacturers of appliances, components and related products used in space and water heating, commercial food service and power generation.
GAMA Chairman Thomas F. Huntington made the announcement today, saying, "Our search committee, comprised of members of GAMA board of directors, was fortunate to have a significant number of high-caliber candidates to consider for the position of GAMA chief executive officer, but Jack Klimp's achievements at Phoenix House Foundation, his leadership and management skills, and his laudable military career made him the logical choice. We are pleased that he accepted our offer to lead GAMA in these challenging times."
Mr. Klimp succeeds Evan R. Gaddis as GAMA president.
In 2001, Mr. Klimp retired from a distinguished 33-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps as a 3-star lieutenant general, where his final command was as deputy commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He then served as senior vice president and director of operations for the New York Region of Phoenix House Foundation in New York City.
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