Thursday 19 September, 2019

Metry Seaga elected JMEA President

(L–R) New Jamaica Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA) President, Metry Seaga; Michelle Chong, Director of the JMEA; and Imega Breese-McNab, Executive Director of the JMEA.

(L–R) New Jamaica Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA) President, Metry Seaga; Michelle Chong, Director of the JMEA; and Imega Breese-McNab, Executive Director of the JMEA.

Metry Seaga, Managing Director of Jamaica Fibreglass Products Limited, has been elected as the President of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association (JMEA), at the body’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday at its Duke Street, Kingston office.

Richard Pandohie, Chief Executive Officer of Seprod Limited, edged out Michelle Chong, Chief Executive Officer of Honey Bun Limited and the Immediate Past President of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), to become Deputy President of the JMEA.

Richard Coe, General Manager of Fleetwood Jamaica, was elected unopposed as Treasurer.

The 18 director positions available were hotly contested among 32 nominees, each of whom got an opportunity to lobby for the position.

After a few close results, the JMEA’s Board of Directors for 2018-2019 is now comprised of:

Stephen Dawkins, Export Manager, Wisynco Group Limited; Simon Roberts, Chief Information Officer, GraceKennedy Limited; Michelle Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Chocolate Dreams; Christopher Powell, Director, PA Benjamin Manufacturing Company Limited; Steven Sykes, Operations Manager, Continental Baking Company Limited; Howard Mitchell, Director, Jamaica Packaging Industries; Ricardo Nuncio, Managing Director, Red Stripe; Aswad Morgan, Group Managing Director, Morgan’s Group; David Martin, Managing Director, JP Tropical Group (Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cake Jamaica Limited); John Minott Jr, General Manager, Jamaica Standard Products; Christine Wong, Chief Executive Officer, King Pepper Products Limited; Lisa Johnston, Corporate Affairs Manager, Jamaica Producers Group; Raymond Miles, Managing Director, Sun Island Jamaica Limited; Kathryn Silvera, Marketing Director, Caribbean Foods Limited; Robert Scott, General Manager – Commercial Division, ARC Manufacturing; Winston Stona, Director, Associated Manufacturers Limited; Lynden Nugent, Managing Director, Industrial Chemical Company (Jamaica) Limited; and Danielle Cunningham, Beverages Marketing Manager, LASCO Manufacturing Limited.

Additionally, all past presidents of both the JMA and JEA will remain lifetime directors.

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