The Mobile Self-Storage Association (MS-SA) elected new directors and officers during its 2010 Annual Business Meeting, held Nov. 8 in Orlando, Fla. Three members were elected to complete a partial term or re-elected to a new three-year term on the board of directors.
Robert Vespa, national director of residential services with Suddath Relocation Systems, is the new association president. He has more than 15 years of experience in the moving and storage business. He previously worked for with UniGroup Inc. (formerly Store and Move) as well as PODS (Portable On Demand Storage). He will complete a term expiring in 2012.
Michael Ruge, owner of Eco Self Storage in British Columbia, Canada, and a veteran of the storage business, was elected as a director with a term expiring in 2012. He is the first Canadian member to serve on the MS-SA board.
Meisha Wilson, who served an incomplete term on the board, was re-elected for a three-year term as a director and \board secretary. She is vice president and director of Marketing activities for Hide-Away Storage Services LLC, in Sarasota, Fla.
Randy Weisman president of Storage Banc in St. Louis and one of the associations founders, will continue as a director. Nathan Petty, owner of Macho Mobile Storage in Dallas, will continue as a director and was elected board treasurer.
The MS-SA, founded in 2002, serves independently owned and operated mobile-storage businesses with educational and other programs, including an annual conference and exposition. The association has provider and partner members in Australia, Europe and North America.