Robert J. Beck became President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America at the conclusion of the association’s Annual Convention in Phoenix, AZ, in March 2023.
Robert is the CEO of the John W. Danforth Company, one of the largest mechanical contractors in the Northeast United States. The company was founded in 1884 and operates five offices across New York State, Ohio, and Vermont. Danforth is proud to be a charter member of the MCAA as well as a 100% employee-owned company.
Recognizing the importance of continued education and industry involvement, Danforth is part of several MCAA local affiliates. Robert is currently a New York State Pipe Trades Fund Trustee and has led other local labor-management initiatives.
Robert’s first experience with MCAA was at a Mid-Year Education Conference. He serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Project Managers Education Committee and has been both an instructor and a facilitator for MCAA’s Institute for Project Management (IPM) and Advanced Institute for Project Management (AIPM). He has also presented at MCAA’s Annual Convention and serves on the MCAA Audit Committee. He is a graduate of the IPM and AIPM as well as MCAA’s Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI). He was elected to the MCAA Board of Directors in 2015 and is a member of the UA-MCAA Strategic Planning Committee.
Outside of work, Robert volunteers his time to local community and charity organizations and his children’s various activities. Robert enjoys outdoor adventures and activities with family and friends.