May 24, 2007- Inge Calderon Takes The Reins At ASA Education Foundation
The Board of Directors of the American Supply Association (ASA) announced that Inge Calderon has elected to step down as executive vice president of ASA in favor of accepting a new role as executive director of the ASA Education Foundation.
“Inge has been an exceptional leader for ASA since taking her position in 1995 and has successfully led the association through some of its more challenging times,” says Joel Becker of Torrington Supply Co., current ASA president.
Joe Poehling of First Supply, president of the ASA Education Foundation Board of Trustees, feels that Calderon’s insight will be invaluable to the Education Foundation. “With the established endowment fund, the Education Foundation is playing a greater role in serving our members and promoting the industry. Inge’s successful history in identifying member needs and guiding ASA through uncharted territory makes her uniquely qualified to lead the Education Foundation as it grows and prospers,” states Poehling.
Paul F. Martin, who has served as the executive vice president of the Education Foundation since 1997, will continue his successful work under Calderon’s direction, in researching and developing new educational programs to enhance the PHCP/PVF industry.
“I’m very excited about the new role that I’ll be taking on,” said Calderon. “Together, Paul and I will work with the Foundation staff to quickly expand our menu of training materials, get many more of our members actively involved, and promote the value that training and education bring to every company,” she said.
The ASA Executive Committee, acting on behalf of the full ASA Board, has appointed a Search Committee to recruit and hire a new executive vice president for ASA. It has retained the professional recruiting firm of Tryon-Heideman to assist in identifying new candidates. The search is estimated to be completed by the end of the summer with a new ASA executive vice president in place before ASA’s annual convention in late October.