The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) Board of Directors has named Richard Gottwald as CGA President and CEO, replacing Michael Tiller who retired this year.

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Richard Gottwald, CGA President and CEO

“I am honoured to join the team at CGA. I look forward to working with the Board and the staff to build on the history and successes that have made CGA such a critical component to the success and safety of the compressed gas industry,” said Gottwald.

Before joining CGA, Gottwald served as President and CEO of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). He joined APSP in 2013 and realigned the organisation to be a unified voice to protect existing markets and to grow new business for its members. Prior to APSP, Rich served as executive vice-president for the International Sign Association (ISA) where he was responsible for providing oversight and leadership on the regulatory, legislative, and technological challenges and opportunities facing the sign industry across North America. Rich has also held senior management positions in several trade associations including executive vice-president for the Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, president of the Plastics Pipe Institute, and executive director of the Society of the Plastics Industry.

Rich holds a BS in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). He lives in Washington, DC.