Drawing upon over 25 years of experience in public service, Bruce Hollands currently serves as the executive director of the PVC Pipe Association, a nonprofit organization that represents North American manufacturers of PVC piping. To this end, the association advocates for sustainable, corrosion-proof PVC pipe that is utilized for water, sewer and irrigation infrastructure. As the executive director, Mr. Hollands is a liaison between government and regulatory agencies, having upheld several key responsibilities in the realms of public policy and technical standards. Likewise, he is a valuable member of the organization for implementing sound strategic direction.
To prepare for his career, Mr. Hollands pursued formal education at the University of Ottawa, graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in political science. He also completed all coursework toward a master’s degree in history. Early in his career, Mr. Hollands served in a myriad of positions, having worked for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as executive vice president of marketing and the director of corporate development. Later, he served as the president of Innovative Service Solutions, through which he aided the federal and nonprofit sectors in creating new policies and advancing government services.
Outside of his primary profession, Mr. Hollands is civically minded in his community, having donated to local food banks and served as a sponsor for World Vision International. He has also sat on the board of directors for the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management Center at Virginia Tech and maintains affiliation with such organizations as the American Water Works Association, the American Society of Testing and Materials, and the American Society of Association Executives. Moreover, Mr. Hollands has been published extensively in his field through media outlets and industry publications.
In the coming years, Mr. Hollands aims to continue advancing in the field of PVC piping and allocating more time to his community. Among his many career achievements, he is particularly proud of his help in furthering the PVC Pipe Association’s reputation as a reliable resource for underground infrastructure water and sewer piping.