Sean Cleary is vice president of industry programs and Backflow Prevention Institute operations for IAPMO. He is also a licensed master plumber from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Over the course of his 42-year career, he has worked in all phases of the cross-connection, plumbing and mechanical industries. He is a graduate of the United Association Instructor Training Program. Cleary is a past president of ASSE, and also served as the chairman of the ASSE Cross-Connection Control Technical Committee for more than 10 years.