Tibbets joins TLMI from the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) where he was the executive director for six years. During his tenure he led a major restructuring of the association, successfully transforming the TRC into a nationally recognized brand within the HVAC industry. Prior to joining TRC, Tibbetts was manager of dusiness development with the American Public Works Association. He brings to his new role with TLMI extensive experience in both non-profit and government program management. He comments, “I feel privileged and honored to follow the footsteps of Frank Sablone and lead this exceptional organization. I look forward to the opportunity to work with its members and guide TLMI to achieve even greater relevance, member value and industry service.”
The announcement follows a three month-long search process overseen by the TLMI Board of Directors and carried out by Washington, DC-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions, in addition to a specially formed Search Committee comprised of association member converters, suppliers and affiliate advisers.
TLMI Chairman Dan Muenzer comments, “We had an outstanding group of candidates Vetted Solutions presented us with during the search process. However, Mark’s strong background in association management coupled with his extreme professionalism and impressive business acumen made him stand out as an exceptional match for TLMI. Thanks to the dedication of current President Frank Sablone, TLMI is stronger than it has ever been and I am confident that Mark will be able to help the association reach new heights in an industry that is constantly changing, and in a marketplace that becomes more globalized every day.”
Tibbetts replaces Frank Sablone, who stepped down from his day-to-day duties as of January 1. Sablone will remain in an advisory role until the end of 2016. Sablone says, “I would like to personally welcome Mark to the TLMI family. Much has been accomplished over the last 17 years and the association’s success is a direct result of the hard work of its volunteer members who serve on the board, the meeting program chairs, the membership at large and most of all the volunteers who serve on and chair TLMI committees. I am confident that the association’s success will continue with Mark at the helm and I know our members will offer him the same unwavering support they have given me all these years.”