NPCA Board taps DOT, White House veteran to succeed staff chief Gable

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

NPCA directors have appointed Frederick Grubbe, MBA, CAE, successor to President and CEO Ty Gable, who will cap 25-plus years at the group with a previously announced year-end retirement. Effective January 2020, Grubbe will lead staff, programs and activities to ensure objectives are attained, plans fulfilled, and member needs met. He will work with directors on developing the strategic plan and maintaining effective internal and external relationships.

“[Incoming Chairman] Jon Ohmes and I feel Fred’s experience and knowledge are an excellent fit,” says NPCA Chairman Mike Hoffman (Lindsay Precast). “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 Think First Foundation. In addition, Grubbe has held senior positions with the U.S. Department of Transportation and White House. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northern Illinois University plus 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, which is bestowed by the American Society of Association Executives.

“As just the fourth president and chief executive officer since the organization’s founding in 1965, I have some big shoes to fill following Ty Gable,” notes Grubbe. “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 products are at the forefront of that historic investment.”


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