Philip M. Papoojian Appointed Chairman of SBANE

The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) announced Philip M. Papoojian as the new Chairman of the Board, taking over from Andrew Botti of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, who held the position for the last two years.

Papoojian has been involved with SBANE in various capacities on the Board and Executive Committee since 1993, including chairing the SBANE Rhode Island chapter, Chairing the SBANE RI Government Affairs Committee, Co-Chairing the Massachusetts Government Affairs Committee, and participating in the SBANE HiTech and Advanced Manufacturing Committees. He has also been on the SBANE Board of Directors three times.

He has a BA in Chemistry (cum laude) from Fitchburg State College, an MS in Plastics Engineering from UMASS Lowell, an MBA in Finance from Anna Maria College, and completed the Executive Marketing Program at the University Of Michigan Ross School Of Business. He has been President and COO of Metachem Resins Corporation (MERECO) in West Warwick, RI since 1997 and has worked for MERECO for a total of 20 years.

Papoojian began his two year term as Chairman at the October 17th Annual Meeting and Profitable Connections Award Program.

In a recent letter to the SBANE Membership, Papoojian outlined his goal for the next two years.

“We need to help (SBANE President) Bob Baker grow the membership, rejuvenate the committee structure, build our visibility as legislative advocates and advance the role of women in our organization. We very simply want to be the “go-to” organization for small business ‘Profitable Connections’ in New England!”

SBANE, founded in 1938, is a private not-for-profit association of approximately 700 member companies located throughout the six-state region.  SBANE was established to provide a legislative voice for small business at the state and federal levels and to make practical information available to help business owners grow their companies. SBANE runs diverse, educational programs each year and has active chapters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.