The HMA board members elected Bob Wilke (President of HobbyTown) as the new HMA President beginning immediately to replace outgoing HMA President Richard Janyszek (Bachmann Industries). Bob believes that this is an opportunity to serve as a voice for the brick & mortar retailers and bring attention to the need of the industry to address several issues that impact retailer profitability. The focal point of his agenda will be the platform of the HobbyTown #retailersfirst campaign. This campaign advocates that profits in the entire industry supply chain will follow. The gateway and instrument for hobby consumer growth is through an expanding brick & mortar retail footprint.