After 28 years of leading APSP’s efforts developing technical standards, Carvin DiGiovanni has announced he is moving on to new challenges and opportunities. As the association’s vice president of technical and standards, DiGiovanni boasts a distinguished list of accomplishments across a range of key issues.

Since joining APSP (formerly NSPI) back in 1990, he has been instrumental in developing and promulgating model standards through the American National Standards Institute and the International Code Council. He led APSP’s Government Relations and Education initiatives often working to find consensus among different groups with disparate agendas.

Both his grasp of complex technical topics and is ability to work with people at all levels of the industry enabled DiGiovanni to advance the interests of the industry in times of great prosperity as well as economic downturns. He worked closely with a number of organizations and members of both houses of the U.S. Congress to ensure the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act harmonized with ANSI/APSP-7 standard for preventing suction-entrapment — among many other key achievements.

“I’m extremely proud of all the many things we’ve accomplished over the years and all the many hurdles we’ve had to clear to get there,” he says. “But times and circumstances change and it’s become clear recently that the time has come for me to move on from my current role in APSP. It’s a mutual decision that ultimately will be beneficial for APSP and me.”

DiGiovanni will remain at APSP until year’s end and start part time January. He looks forward to exploring and developing new opportunities.