The Steel Framing Alliance announced that Mark Nowak will serve as the association’s acting president while its Board of Directors continues a formal search for a permanent replacement. Nowak, who has worked closely with the alliance for several years and has been leading its technology and codes program since 2007, will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, as well as strategic initiatives that support its mission to facilitate the growth of steel framing in the construction marketplace. Larry Williams, the SFA’s president for the past five years, has taken a market development position with the International Iron and Steel Institute in Brussels, Belgium.

“Mark Nowak is highly qualified to assume the role of acting president, his industry knowledge as well as his long and valuable strategic relationship with the SFA will facilitate a very smooth leadership transition,” said Don Moody, SFA Board of Directors’ chairman.

Moody added that the selection of SFA’s new acting president comes as the association prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary. “This important milestone represents a decade of impressive accomplishments that the SFA has made to advance the competitiveness of steel framing. With the new leadership, we will also have the opportunity to continue working alongside SFA’s members as we develop a plan for the next 10 years,” he said.