Congratulations to Bill Franz (Vice President of Marketing, Mazzella Companies) on becoming the next President of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF). Bill has served AWRF in various board and committee positions over the years.
Bill is the third AWRF President to come from Mazzella Companies. Tony Mazzella and Jim Mazzella are both former AWRF presidents. Mazzella Companies is the only company that has had three AWRF presidents. Craig Hayward is also a former AWRF President, however he served before Indusco was acquired by Mazzella Companies.
AWRF was formed in 1975 and incorporated the following year by a group of concerned businessmen who felt there was a need for sling fabricators and special rigging components manufacturers to join together to form a trade association. Originally created by representatives from nine companies in the United States, the organization grew to address the needs of over 400 member companies worldwide in two decades.
Mazzella has been a member of AWRF since 1977.