The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) is pleased to announce that Frederick H. Grubbe, MBA, CAE, has been selected by its Board of Directors to lead the association as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Grubbe will start January 2, 2020, and succeeds Ty Gable, who will retire from NPCA at the end of the year after nearly 26 years.
In his role, Grubbe will lead NPCA’s staff, programs and activities to ensure objectives are attained, plans fulfilled, and member needs are met. He will participate with the Board of Directors in developing the strategic plan and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
“Jon Ohmes and I feel Fred’s experience and knowledge are an excellent fit,” said NPCA Chairman of the Board, Mike Hoffman. “The Search Team worked diligently to find an exceptional candidate and, along with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, voted unanimously to hire Fred. We are excited for him to join the staff and begin the next chapter for NPCA.”
Grubbe brings more than 25 years of non-profit executive leadership experience in associations, foundations and government. He previously led the Appraisal Institute, National Fraternal Congress of America and the Think First Foundation. He has also been active in the Association Forum of Chicagoland, having served as Chair of the Board. In addition to his nonprofit experience, Grubbe has held senior positions with the U.S. Department of Transportation and in the White House.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northern Illinois University, an MBA from the Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business and completed an advanced strategy certificate course at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), which is bestowed by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
“It’s an honor and a privilege to have this opportunity with NPCA,” Grubbe said. “As just the fourth President and CEO since the organization’s founding in 1965, I have some big shoes to fill following Ty Gable. With our nation’s leaders currently considering significant infrastructure investment in the next few years, the future for precast concrete products is very solid. I’m delighted to join with the organization’s seasoned leadership and outstanding staff team in ensuring that precast concrete manufacturers and products are at the forefront of that historic investment in our country.”
The NPCA represents manufacturers of quality precast concrete products and suppliers to the industry. NPCA has members in all 50 states, eight Canadian provinces and 11 other countries.