Sutter Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Mike Sutter Recognized for His Leadership in the Masonry Industry
By Tim O’Toole
Each year, the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) presents the C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award to an individual who has provided exemplary leadership in advancing the masonry industry. All of the individuals who have received this prestigious award have demonstrated a tireless dedication to our industry through years of volunteer support and hard work. They have helped to ensure that our industry remains vital for the nearly 500,000 people employed through masonry.
MCAA Chairman, Paul Odom, presented the C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award to Mike Sutter, at the MCAA Annual Meeting during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas on Monday, January 21, 2019.
Mike Sutter began his masonry career as a senior in high school when he joined a vocational program in Brunswick, Ohio. After graduation he served his apprenticeship and became a journeyman bricklayer before moving to Phoenix, Arizona one winter. He continued his career as a foreman and estimator/project manager. Then in 1991, Mike and his wife Colleen started Sutter Masonry. He built their company to over 200 employees working on both residential and commercial projects.
Since 1995, Mike has been an active member of both local and national industry associations, Including serving as President, Vice President and Treasurer for the Arizona Masonry Contractors Association, and Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Region G Vice President for the Mason Contractors Association of America. Mike has also served on numerous committees such as Apprenticeship, Certification, Fastest Trowel, and Safety.
“It is my honor and pleasure to present the C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award to Mike Sutter,” said Odom.
About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA). He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.