John Modine has joined NEMA as its new Chief Growth Officer, responsible for developing and leading the overall membership growth and value proposition strategy, as well as the development of a multi-faceted non-dues business development vision, strategy,
John has 25 years’ of trade association non-dues revenue growth experience, along with significant for-profit organization leadership. Prior to joining NEMA, John was with the American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE) as its Chief Growth Officer,
responsible for all of ASCE’s revenue-generating products and services, including, membership, certification, standards, grants, events, training, sales, marketing, customer service, and the ASCE Foundation (501c3).
Prior to ASCE, John was President & CEO of AMBIPAR Holding USA, which provides crisis response management for environmental and hazmat emergencies involving roadway, marine, railway, pipeline, and air transportation. It also provides 24/7 call center
services, environmental consulting, and industrial services. John completed 6 acquisitions in 9 months, resulting in 10 primary response and operations bases in Texas, Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Utah, and Canada, and established North American
company headquarters and sales management team in Austin, Texas.
Prior to Ambipar, Modine was Chief Executive at CHEMTREC (a subsidiary of the American Chemistry Council) which is the world’s first and most renowned “24/7” hazmat emergency call center for first responders during hazardous incidents.
CHEMTREC manages 150,000 hazmat calls annually and provides hazmat regulatory compliance services, and training in hazmat handling, management, labeling and transportation. Under John’s leadership and a new Strategic Growth Plan, CHEMTREC’s
gross revenue increased over 100% from $14 Million in 2016 to $34 Million by 2020; net profit increased from $5 Million to $16 Million, and profit margins from 32% to 49%.
Before joining CHEMTREC, John spent 20 years with the American Petroleum Institute ultimately leading API’s revenue-generating programs and services. John grew annual revenue 1600% from $6 Million to $102 Million by 2015, with net revenue
of $34 Million and oversaw the development and integration of API’s for-profit programs and services, which grew to include management systems certification, personnel certification, conformity assessment programs, safety, training, API events;
trademark licensing, and API standards and statistics sales. He also expanded API sales, marketing and customer service operations from the Washington D.C. base to new centers in Houston, Beijing, Singapore, Dubai, and Rio de Janeiro.