The chief executive officer of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), Doug Carlson, issued the following statement on the loss of NUCA Board of Directors member, NUCA of New Jersey President, and J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons’ CEO Joe Walsh:
“Our industry runs on great personalities of born leaders, and all those who met Joe knew he was destined to lead successful organizations. NUCA of New Jersey would not exist without his determination and leadership. And his drive and tenacity shown across in his executive positions at J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons significantly increased the company’s reach across the mid-Atlantic region. Joe was a regular guy, too, and always welcomed at NUCA’s events over the last few decades, sharing a good laugh with industry colleagues and friends. He just joined our Board earlier this year and was bringing his leadership style to the national association. We will deeply miss Joe, and we share the industry’s condolences and sorrow of this terrible loss with his family.”
According to the J. Fletcher Creamer website, Walsh was named chief executive officer of J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. in July 2020 having previously served as Creamer’s chief operating officer and president. He joined the company in 1995. As President, Walsh helped accelerate growth for Creamer, taking annual revenues from about $50 million to more than $500 million.
Walsh graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He has a strong background in marine, heavy, highway construction, as well as various disciplines of utility work.