The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has elected Carole Bionda, vice president of legal and personnel, NOVA Group, Napa, Calif., as its 2010 board of trustees’ chairperson. Bionda will succeed Rick Graves, senior vice president of operations of Fluor Enterprises Inc., Dallas. Ivan Crossland, CEO, Crossland Construction, will serve as the 2010 NCCER vice chairman.
NCCER’s board of trustees consists of representatives from contributing contractors, owners, and NCCER partnering associations. All trustees are recognized for their expertise in construction or construction-related issues and serve a one- to three-year term.
Additional 2010 board of trustees members include: Alan Burton, Cianbro Corp; Keith Byrom, Precision Resources; Wayne Crew, Construction Industry Institute; Jim Elmer, James W. Elmer Construction Co.; Tim Ely, Beacon Electric Co.; John Gaylor, Gaylor Inc.; Vincent Giardina, LeGlue Company; Darrell Hargrave, KBR Services; Ray Issa, University of Florida M.E. Rinker School; Andy Jones, Shell Downstream Inc.; Tim Lawrence, SkillsUSA; Carl McColey, DuPont; David Mielke, M.W. Mielke; Bob Parker, Repcon Strickland; Chip Reid, Current Builders; Gerry Sprentall, Intel; Lowell Wiles, Jacobs; and Jonathan Yarbrough, ExxonMobil.
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, call 888/622-3720 or visit www.nccer.org.