Current ACI Executive Vice President, Ronald G. Burg, will retire from ACI in August after 13 years of service to the Institute. Grubbe will join the 148-member ACI staff at its Farmington Hills, Michigan, headquarters on August 10.
"I am very excited to join the ACI team," Grubbe said. "As one of the premier global authorities on all things concrete, ACI will continue to elevate the design, construction, and most effective use of concrete worldwide. ... While I have some very big shoes to fill, I look forward to the challenge ahead and am anxious to get started."
Grubbe brings more than 25 years of nonprofit executive leadership experience to the Institute, with prior positions at the Appraisal Institute, American Fraternal Alliance (formerly the National Fraternal Congress of America), Think First Foundation, and Million Dollar Round Table, along with positions at several other nonprofit organizations.
In addition to his nonprofit experience, Grubbe 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. As President and CEO, Grubbe served as an ex-officio Board of Directors and Executive Committee member, as well as NPCA Foundation President and ex-officio Board Member.
A Certified Association Executive, Grubbe received his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.