BHMA Announces New President and Vice Presidents for 2011

Don Baker of Ingersoll Rand steps up to BHMA President post

01/18/2011 - 7:00pm

New York, NY — The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has elected a new president and a slate of new officers for 2011.

Don Baker, vice president of engineering for the Americas for Ingersoll Rand, will succeed Scott Duncan, CEO and president of DORMA Architectural Hardware, as president of the association.

The other officers that make up the new 2011 BHMA Board of Directors are:

1st Vice President ─Sandy Johnson, Stanley Security Solutions

2nd Vice President ─ Scott James, CompX International, Inc.

3rd Vice President ─ Dan Picard, Sargent Manufacturing Company

Immediate Past President – Scott Duncan, DORMA Architectural Hardware

―The ongoing success of BHMA’s industry standards and codes initiatives ─ and each program that supports them ─ emanate from the strategies-driven direction of the BHMA Exective Committee," said Ralph Vasami, the executive director for BHMA. ―BHMA appreciates Scott Duncan’s innumerable contributions while president and in the many other leadership roles he’s held. Don and the entire board look forward to another challenging and productive year."

Baker started working with the standards subcommittees of BHMA in the early 1990s serving to develop some of the early electromechanical hardware standards. Through the years, he has also participated in standard revisions subcommittees from finishes to exit devices. Baker joined the executive board of BHMA in 2008.

The new slate of officers was announced at the BHMA Fall Meeting held in Palm Desert, CA, October 11-13.

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About BHMA

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association is an industry leader in building safety and security. BHMA is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for locks, closers, exit devices and other builders hardware. The widely known ANSI/BHMA A156 series of standards describes and establishes the features and criteria for specific types of hardware products. In addition, BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, which is a requirement for a product to bear the "BHMA Certified" mark — insuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15 Floor, New York, NY,10017 or visit the website at