Online News-PMI Announces Committee Chair Appointments
In addition to these appointments, PMI announces the election of four new product committee chairs. The product committees elect leadership from within their ranks. The newly elected include: Larry Himmelblau, product compliance and testing coordinator, The Chicago Faucet Co., was elected as co-chair of the Faucet Product Group and will serve with current chair Sally Remedios, manager of product compliance for Delta Faucet Co.; Shabbir Rawalpindiwala, manager of codes and standards, Kohler Co., was elected as co-chair of the Fixture Product Group and will serve with current chair Ron Grabski, corporate vice president, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, LLC; John Watson, director of technical support services, Sloan Valve Co., was elected as co-chair of the Flushing Device Product Group and will serve with current chair Steve Maple, vice president of engineering, Fluidmaster; Mark Bidinger, plant manager of faucet products, Elkay Manufacturing Co., was elected as co-chair of the Showerhead/Hand Shower Product Group and will serve with re-elected chair Ed Pilatowicz, director of engineering and product development, Price Pfister.
And, earlier this year, Rod Ward, president, Speakman Co., was appointed to serve as Treasurer of PMI's Board of Directors, and Walt Strader, vice president research and development/engineering HHI, Price Pfister, was appointed to PMI's Board of Directors as a Director at Large.