NASSCO Announces Leadership Change

Ted DeBoda leaves his executive director position after more than seven years at the helm

Ted DeBoda is stepping down from his position as executive director of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO).

NASSCO’s board announced the acceptance of DeBoda’s resignation while noting that he will continue his role as a Pipeline Assessment Certification Program master trainer and will also provide consulting services to ensure a smooth transition to the next executive director.

Ted DeBoda
Ted DeBoda

DeBoda took the director role at NASSCO in 2010.

“Ted has done a good job of building relationships with academia, other organizations aligned to NASSCO and the industry in general,” says Pete Kurz, NASSCO president. “The board understands and values the importance of succession planning and is prepared to make the transition as seamless as possible. We also realize that the typical time of service for an executive director is around five years, so we were not blindsided by Ted’s resignation request and wish him well as he pursues the next chapter of his career.”

DeBoda says that at this juncture in his personal and professional lives, he wants to pursue other opportunities within the underground infrastructure industry.

“I am honored to have served NASSCO and believe that we have accomplished much in our quest to set standards for the assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure,” he says. “I especially appreciate the support and guidance I have received from NASSCO’s board and members over the past seven-and-a-half years.”

The board will conduct a nationwide search for a new full-time executive director. Effective immediately Mark Metcalfe, former NASSCO president, is stepping in as interim executive director until a replacement is found. 

“While change is never easy, we also know that change always takes things to a new level. We have been fortunate to have executive directors in place through the years who have used their talents to provide what NASSCO needed at the time,” Metcalfe says. “During Ted’s tenure NASSCO’s reach and influence have grown significantly, and we are extremely grateful for his service. Our focus now will be to find an executive director who can benefit from those who came before him or her and build on earlier accomplishments. The ultimate goal, of course, is to ensure the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies to help contractors succeed through quality standards.”


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