METALCON Introduces Its 2024 Advisory Council

Industry Experts Shape New & Enhanced Programming Registration Now Open

METALCON, the metal construction industry’s only global event dedicated to the application of metal in construction and design, introduces its 2024 advisory council, representing all facets of the industry and devoted to bringing new educational programming, hands-on skills training, clinics and demos and networking opportunities to Atlanta in October.

“We are delighted to announce the 2024 METALCON Advisory Council, an esteemed group of industry leaders comprised of contractors, architects, manufacturers, metal building, roofing and panel experts, content media specialists and industry associations,” says Judy Geller, METALCON's Vice President of Tradeshows.

“It would be impossible to deliver METALCON’s broad spectrum of world-class education, meeting the ongoing needs of the industry without these volunteers who are generous with their time, insights and ideas.”

New council members for 2024:

Liam Beal, Structural Design Engineer, Package Steel Systems, Inc.

Scott Yarbrough, Owner & General Contractor, Ozark Metal Buildings

Tom Seitz, Executive Director, Metal Composite Materials Alliance, Metal Construction Association

Returning council members:

Alan Scott, Director of Sustainability, Intertek Group plc

Chandler Barden, President, CIDAN Machinery Inc.

Heidi Ellsworth, Partner, RoofersCoffeeShop, President, Metal & Owner HJE Consulting

Judith Kleine, Architect, Judith Kleine Architect, LLC

Paul Deffenbaugh, Chief Content Officer, Deep Brook Media

Rich Pontius, VP of Design, Marker, Inc.

Steven Gaynor, Principal Consultant, Pivoth Corp.

Todd Miller, President, Isaiah Industries, Inc.

Tony Bouquot, General Manager, Metal Building Manufacturers Association & VP at Thomas Associates, Inc.


“These industry leaders bring their knowledge and expertise to create new and diverse programming,” says Geller. “We appreciate their time and commitment to ensuring METALCON delivers the comprehensive and relevant education that our attendees have come to rely on each year.”

METALCON 2024 takes place from Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Friday, Nov. 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Registration is now open!



Established in 1991, METALCON is the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in construction and design. Produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., in partnership with the Metal Construction Association, METALCON’s success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. This is the event’s seventh time in Atlanta. For more information or to register, visit