SACRAMENTO, CA-American Council of Engineering Companies of California has selected Brad Diede to serve as its new executive director.

Diede takes over for Paul Meyer who is retiring after 32 years leading the statewide association of 1,000 private engineering and land surveying firms. ACEC California is dedicated to strengthening the engineering and surveying professions, protecting the general public and promoting the use of the private sector in building a better California. The organization is made up of firms with 20 or more employees.

Diede has served for more than ten years as the executive director for California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) an organization of construction trade contractors, suppliers, and related businesses.
Diede worked with CALPASC since its founding in 2003, managing membership, media campaigns, and government affairs.  He has led a grassroots campaign that marshaled the passage of significant legislation regarding construction defect matters and promoted fair enforcement of key California laws and regulations regarding construction.   CALPASC has initiated an immediate search for Brad’s replacement.  Prior to CALPASC, Diede was a management consultant.

ACEC president Bill Wagner says, “Brad Diede has a great combination of strong management skills and deep experience with our legislative issues that will serve ACEC very well.  We are very fortunate to have a highly qualified executive to continue the legacy established by Paul Meyer’s 32 years of leadership.”

Diede will start work with ACEC California January 27th.