Washington, DC, January 27, 2023-INSTALL, the North American provider of floorcovering installation training and certification, announces the appointment of David Gross as INSTALL executive director.
Gross began his new position on December 1, 2022, upon the retirement of the organization’s previous executive director, John T. McGrath, Jr. who held the leadership role for 16 years.
Gross will continue to highlight INSTALL’s collaborative spirit and sees the executive director as a facilitator role within the organization. He intends to focus on the needs of each sector of the industry-installers, contractors, manufacturers, and specifiers-and work to determine how INSTALL can assist each group in meeting its goals, from providing human resource guidance to supporting recruiting efforts.
Prior to assuming the executive director position of INSTALL, Gross served as a full-time instructor at the Northeast Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Training Fund in Hamilton, N.J. for eighj years. During this time, he honed his expertise in lesson planning and training program development tailored to the field of floorcovering installation, achieving Advanced Instructor Certification through the UBC’s workforce development program created in partnership with Penn State University.
Additionally, Gross holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), as well as an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer and UBC Level III Instructor.
He has sat on the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) executive board as the vice president of Local 251 for almost 20 years.