American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) President Carol Johnson recently appointed Christoph Lohr as the new liaison to the Board of Directors for ASPE Young Professionals (AYP). He replaces Blair Minyard, who was elected as the society's vice president of education during the ASPE business meeting in Atlanta in September.

In this role Lohr will act as a direct line of communication between AYP members and the Society's Board of Directors to ensure that the professional needs of young plumbing designers are included in ASPE's initiatives. He joined ASPE in 2011 and has served as the Phoenix chapter's vice president, legislative; vice president, technical; and Region 4 AYP liaison.

Lohr is currently a plumbing technical leader/lead engineer at Henderson Engineers in Phoenix. He received a BS in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Military Institute; is a professional engineer licensed in Arizona, Nevada, and Florida; is certified in plumbing design (CPD); is a certified ASSE 6020 medical gas inspector; and is a LEED-accredited professional specializing in building design and construction.

In addition to his roles within ASPE, Lohr is co-chair of the Piping Industry Progress and Education (PIPE) Medical Gas Committee, helping to facilitate improvements to the installation of medical gas systems. He was also recently awarded the Kenneth G. Wentink Award of Excellence for his commitment, dedication and inspired service toward the advancement of the ideals and goals of ASPE.

AYP was created in 2012 to help young industry professionals meet with peers to share experiences, exchange ideas about the plumbing design industry, and network to establish contacts and further their careers. For more information, visit