ALACHUA, Fla. — NCCER elected Chip Reid, CEO of Current Builders in Pompano Beach, Florida, as its 2017 board of trustees’ chairman. Reid succeeds Ed Cassady, CEO of Energy Services in Nashville, Tennessee, who remains a member of the executive committee. C. Rockwell Turner, president of LPR Construction, will serve as the 2017 vice chairman.

Other members of the executive committee for the 2017 board of trustees include Andy Dupuy, president and CEO of Brown & Root, as secretary and Vincent Giardina, trustee for the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, as treasurer.

NCCER’s board of trustees consists of representatives from contractors, owners and partner associations. All trustees are recognized for their expertise in construction or construction-related issues and serve one- to three-year terms. Three seats on the board are designated specifically for leaders in career and technical education.

Additional 2017 board of trustees members include: Mike Bennett, vice president, Cianbro Companies; Michael Brueggemann, vice president and district manager, TIC – The Industrial Company; David Chapin, president, Willmar Electric Service; Eddie Clayton, planned outage and labor manager, Southern Company Generation; Dr. Philip Cleveland, deputy state superintendent of education, Alabama State Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development; Jeff Davis; Tim Dick, general manager of reliability, engineering, maintenance, projects and turnarounds, Shell Downstream, Inc.; David Donnelly, senior vice president of construction, CB&I; Jim Hanna, vice president of human resources, construction, fabrication and craft services, Fluor; Dr. Ray Issa, professor and director of graduate and distance education programs, University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management; Ron Landry, maintenance director, The Dow Chemical Co.; Timothy W. Lawrence, executive director, SkillsUSA; Sam Lyon, global workforce services manager, Bechtel; Dr. Stephen P. Mulva, director, Construction Industry Institute; Mitch Permuy, CEO, Power Design; Rudy Ramirez, director of field employment and labor relations, Zachry Group; Eric Regelin, president, Granix, LLC; Robin Renschen, director of learning and development, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Stephen Toups, executive vice president, Turner Industries; Tom Vaughn, CDI; LeAnn Wilson, executive director, Association for Career and Technical Education; Boyd Worsham, vice president of construction support, Haskell.

About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.