Chamber to honor five area leaders at annual salute

WARREN – Five area business, labor and community leaders will be honored this month during the Regional Chamber’s annual Salute to Business.

Joel Mastervich, executive vice president of operations / industrial director, OCTG Vallourec North America, and former president of Vallourec Star, is being honored as “Business Professional of the Year.” Late last week, Vallourec announced Mastervich’s new position.

The “Business Advocate of the Year” is being presented to Daniel Dickten, director of aviation at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. “Entrepreneur of the Year” award is going to Daniel Catullo, owner of Catullo Prime Meats, Inc.

Stephanie Shaw, executive director of Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education, is being honored as “Non-Profit Professional of the Year.” And the “Salute to Labor Achievement” award is going to Don Crane, president, Western Reserve Building & Construction Trades Council and Millwright-Pile Driver No. 1871.

As is tradition at the Salute breakfast, county fair officials also will be on hand to herald the start of the 167th Canfield Fair.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, will be the guest speaker at the breakfast set for 7:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. For reservations, contact Jennifer Mascardine at 330-744-2131, Ext. 12, or email jennifer@regional Deadline is Aug. 23.

The event is sponsored by PNC and the Western Reserve Building & Construction Trades Council.