The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has recently announced that Frederick H. Grubbe, MBA, CAE, the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA), will be joining the organization as the new Executive Vice President. Grubbe is a highly accomplished non-profit executive with over 25 years of experience in leadership positions in several prominent organizations.
Grubbe will be joining the ACI team in August 2023, succeeding the current Executive Vice President, Ronald G. Burg, who will be retiring after 13 years of service to the Institute. The ACI is a premier global authority on all things concrete, and Grubbe’s extensive non-profit executive leadership experience is expected to significantly contribute to the Institute’s continued growth and success.
Grubbe has held notable prior positions at the Appraisal Institute, American Fraternal Alliance (formerly the National Fraternal Congress of America), and the Think First Foundation. He also served as director of strategic planning and special projects at the Million Dollar Round Table, along with positions at several other non-profit organizations. In addition, he worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation as a Special Assistant to the Secretary and White House Liaison, prior to serving as Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush appointed Grubbe as Deputy Director of the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs in the White House.
During his tenure at NPCA, Grubbe oversaw the continued growth and success of The Precast Show, the precast concrete industry’s largest trade show. He also successfully led the organization’s staff, operations, programs, and activities through the COVID-19 pandemic, while achieving the organization’s strategic objectives, implementing its tactical plans, and earning member satisfaction.
Grubbe’s experience and expertise in non-profit leadership and strategic planning are expected to be valuable assets to the ACI as it continues to elevate the design, construction, and most effective use of concrete worldwide. His appointment reflects the ACI’s commitment to providing the highest level of service to its members and advancing the global understanding and knowledge of concrete.
Grubbe is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), currently serving on the Board of Directors for ASAE Business Solutions (ABSI), a for-profit subsidiary of ASAE. He also served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association Forum of Chicagoland. Grubbe is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and received his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.
The American Concrete Institute‘s announcement of Frederick H. Grubbe as the new Executive Vice President is a testament to the Institute’s commitment to providing exceptional leadership and expertise to its members and the global community. Grubbe’s extensive experience in non-profit leadership, strategic planning, and association management, along with his impressive track record, will undoubtedly make him an invaluable addition to the ACI team. The ACI and the broader concrete industry can look forward to the continued growth and success under Grubbe’s leadership.