Members of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute electedLee Mercer(director of product compliance for Moen Inc.) as Board President for the year 2010. Mercer was elected at the 2009 Fall Meeting held Oct. 11-14 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. He succeeds 2009 PMI PresidentWalt Strader(vice president, strategic technology for Price Pfister (Ret.)), who will continue to serve as PMI Immediate Past President.
Also elected to serve on the 2010 PMI Executive Committee includeWilliam Ball(vice president of WCM Industries Inc.) as First Vice President;Jack Krecek(vice president and general manager, Commercial Business Unit for Elkay Mfg. Co.) as Second Vice President;Stewart Yang(vice president, engineering, global faucets for Kohler Co.) as Treasurer.
Newly elected Directors at Large includeCasey Hayes(director of engineered solutions for Haws Corp.) andJohn Watson(director, technical services for Sloan Valve Co.).
Returning Directors at Large areJeff Baldwin(engineering manager for T&S Brass and Bronze Works Inc.);Fred Fraisse(vice president of sales for NEOPERL Inc.); andTim Kilbane(national sales manager for Symmons Industries Inc.). There is one vacant seat on the PMI Board yet to be filled, by appointment.
Representing manufacturers across the plumbing industry, the PMI Board steers the activities of the Institute. Board members must be actively employed by a PMI member company for consideration. Board members are elected by the membership at the Fall PMI Meeting for three-year terms that start the following year.
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