Founded in 1920, the North East Canvas Products Association has been furthering the growth and education of canvas-related business and professionals for nearly 100 years, one of the oldest associations of its kind. Through quality educational programs and networking opportunities, members are able to improve their businesses by:

  • Learning new skills
  • Connecting with new vendors and business partners
  • Accessing marketing opportunities
  • Keeping informed of new products and technology

As an affiliated zone of the Industrial Fabric Association International, NECPA has been, and continues to be, a leader in the canvas product industry, providing substantial support to the growth and development of its members and their businesses.

NECPA Past Presidents 

We honor these individuals who gave their energy and wisdom, building the NECPA to the largest awning and marine fabrication trade organization in the United States. 

*W.C. SMALL, 1920
*EMMERSON E. PEASE, 1921-23
*MILO H. YOUNG, 1924-25
*FREDERICK BOHL, 1926-1928
*ERNEST G. CASWELL, 1929
*DENNIS E. DURKIN, 1930-32
*J.A. BERGIN, 1933
*MILO H. YOUNG,  1934
*DAVID HAWTHORNE, SR.,  1935-38 
*GUY W. HUNTLEY, 1939-40
*LEROY W. CHILSON, 1941-42
*WALTER G. SWANSON, 1943-45
*WILLIAM J. GOLTRA, 1946-47
FRANK O. JOHNSON,  1948-49
*B. ALFRED PETERSON,  1950-51
*HARRY VAN RAALTE,  1952-53
*RALPH L. RAYMOND, JR.,  1954-55
*NICHOLAS G. STAUB I,  1956-57
ROBERT HARRIS,  1958-59
*DAVID HAWTHORNE, JR.,  1960-61
*H.R. PETERSON,  1962-63
*HENRY LEMIEUX,  1964-65
*KEITH PARRIS,  1966-67
 

* Deceased
  

*G.T. NEWELL,  1968-69 
NICHOLAS STAUB II,  1970-71
*E. WILLIAM JOHNSON,  1972-73
DAVID YENNACO,  1974-75
ANTONE M. DACOSTA,  1976-77
*GARDNER HUBBARD,  1978-79
*GREGORY RINDFUSS,  1980-81
JAMES MACMILLAN,  1982-83
SAM MAZARELLI,  1984-85
THOMAS GINTY,  1986-87
TRUDY FLANAGAN,  1988-89
RAYMOND ROCHELEAU,  1990-91
PHILLIP MICKELSON,  1992-93
NICHOLAS STAUB III,  1994-95
FRED READY,  1996-97
ED GHAREEB,  1998-99
JOHN DISANO,  2000-01
TED FRANKLIN,  2002-03
DAVE GHAREEB,  2004-05
DAVID KING,  2006-07
DAVE RANDA,  2008-09
TONYA RICKETTS,  2010-11
SCOTT MASSEY,  2012-13
MIKE CORNELL,  2014-15