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ECTC appoints executive director

News | June 4, 2024 | By:

The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) announces the appointment of Diane Smith as its new executive director. With over 20 years of experience in the erosion control industry, Diane brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role.

Diane Smith

Before the company’s acquisition in 2021, she served as president of East Coast Erosion Control, where she managed all aspects of the company, including finance, marketing, and operations. Diane has also been a dedicated member of ECTC for 15 years, serving as president for five years and as the accountant for the past four years. Additionally, she has been actively involved with ASTM, AASHTO NTPEP, IECA, and as an IECA-MAC board member.

Kurt Kelsey, president of ECTC, stated, “We are excited to have Diane help lead ECTC again. Her leadership, experience and expertise in the erosion control field will help us move the industry forward.”

In her new role, Diane will oversee the daily operations of the organization, ensure the implementation of ECTC’s vision, and act as the primary spokesperson. She will focus on building relationships with industry stakeholders and developing strategic partnerships to advance ECTC’s goals.

ECTC is a leading industry organization representing top manufacturers of erosion and sediment control products, component suppliers, material distributors, and test laboratories. ECTC members are dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and expertise in the erosion and sediment control field. The non-profit organization’s mission is to develop performance standards, uniform testing procedures, and guidance on the application and installation of hydraulic erosion control products (HECPs), rolled erosion control products (RECPs), and sediment retention fiber rolls (SRFRs).

ECTC has recently expanded its focus to include other technologies, promoting the use of erosion and sediment control products through industry leadership and education. This effort aims to make a substantial contribution to the science of erosion control and environmental preservation. For more information or to contact ECTC, visit or email Diane Smith at

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