Billiard Congress Chairman Cummings Resigns from Board

BCA Chairman Sean Cummings Resigns from Board of Directors

Sean Cummings will step down from his position at the president of the Billiard Congress of America.

Sean Cummings will step down from his position at the president of the Billiard Congress of America.

Broomfield, Colo. – November 12, 2008 – Sean Cummings, 2008-2009 Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Board of Directors chairman, has announced his resignation from Brunswick Billiards. After 12 years of service with Brunswick Corporation, three years of which with Brunswick Billiards, Cummings is leaving the industry for a position with a privately held industrial products company in Milwaukee, Wis. As a result of his departure, Cummings has also resigned his position as chairman of the BCA Board.

“It is with much sadness that I submit my resignation from the BCA Board of Directors,” said Cummings. “I will certainly miss being a member of the BCA and the broader billiards community. It was truly an honor for me to be selected chairman of the organization. The Board and its membership should be proud of their commitment to the betterment of the industry.”

In light of Cummings’ resignation and per the BCA Bylaws, the first vice chairman shall complete the unexpired term of the chairman. As such, the BCA announces that Ivan Lee, of Iwan Simonis, will serve as chairman until the next annual election of officers, which is scheduled to take place in June 2009 during the 2009 International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.

“Sean will be missed by the BCA Board, as well as the entire billiard industry,” notes Lee. “He is a true gentleman that leads by example. I wish him all the best in his new endeavors.”

In addition, Kathy Vegh, of Danny Vegh’s Billiards & Home, will now serve in the capacity of first vice chairman. As chairman, Lee will have the option to appoint from members of the current Board a replacement for the now vacant position of second vice chairman. The BCA Board will also seek to fill Cummings’ director term, which will expire in 2011.

“It has truly been a pleasure to work with Sean and his presence in the industry will certainly be missed,” said Rob Johnson, BCA CEO. “Sean is one of the rare individuals with not only the ability to achieve great success in business, but to do it while treating everyone with respect and professionalism. These traits have enabled him to serve as a respected advocate for the industry, Brunswick and the BCA. On behalf of the BCA Board of Directors, I wish him much success in his new position.”

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About Billiard Congress of America
Founded in 1948, the Billiard Congress of America is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to growing a united, prosperous and highly regarded billiard industry through BCA leadership. The BCA seeks to enhance the success of its members and promote the game of billiards though educational, marketing and promotional efforts, annual industry trade shows, tournaments and other programs designed to encourage billiards as a lifestyle and make pool everybody’s game. For more information, visit bca-pool.com or call 866.852.0999.

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