ASA has 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.
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
“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
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.