Peter Hermann, a veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in association management, is the new president and chief executive officer of the North Carolina Technology Association.

Hermann was executive director and CEO of ARMA International in Kansas City. ARMA is the largest and oldest association for records- and information-management professionals.

His most recent position was president of Hermann Associates, a consulting and facilitation firm focused on strategic planning, business and leadership development needs of associations, businesses and entrepreneurs.

The NCTA board of directors and its chairman, Bob Hawkins, introduced Hermann to the staff in late December. He started work Jan. 2.

“The executive committee conducted an exhaustive search over the last several months,” Hawkins said. “Peter was selected from a noteworthy group of leaders from across the nation. He brings several decades of national service, executive leadership and association management experience to the helm. We are so pleased to have someone of his caliber leading the North Carolina Technology Association.”

Hermann replaces Joan Myers, who resigned in July after leading NCTA since 1998.

“This is an exciting time to join in the growth of the North Carolina Technology Association,” Hermann said in a statement. “NCTA is continually evolving to enhance support for member companies of all sizes and the broad technology industry.

“NCTA is simply unparalleled in the services and influential opportunities we offer. We actively connect business decision-makers, educate government officials and advocate on technology issues,” he added. “Plus we provide unique educational and executive networking events that are not offered anywhere else. NCTA is the most valuable technology association I am aware of. I am enthusiastic about leading NCTA to empower our members to achieve full actualization for themselves and their companies.”

NCTA is a public policy organization focused on growth of the high tech business sector in the state. Under Myers’ direction, NCTA also is working with public and private sector groups to expand the defense and home security business sectors.

Hermann had led ARMA since 1997. He also is a member of the steering committee for the special sections on archives and records management of the International Council on Archives in Paris.