The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute and Plumbing Products Industry Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and PMI President has appointed two new committee chairs.
This past fall, Barbara C. Higgens,
Executive Director of The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) and Tim
Fisher, Vice President of the
Plumbing Products Industry Group (PPI)
signed a Memorandum of
Understanding at the fall PMI meeting in
Washington, DC-a document that formalizes the good working relationship already
in place between the
According to Higgens, “Through the MOU,
PMI and our Australian counterpart the PPI Group, will share pertinent
information on best practices and educational, technical, scientific,
legislative and regulatory matters that affect the plumbing products industries
globally. We will do this through publications, reports, association
conferences and industry meetings."
She noted that the parties will exchange
invitations to their respective annual
conferences, and bring together in-kind
and additional resources as required to
facilitate new and improved
communications between the parties with respect to
their ongoing activities. The Parties
anticipate developing a work plan to identify
specific events and activities to achieve
the purposes of this MOU.
According to Higgens, "Several years ago, we
revised our bylaws and membership criteria to attract and welcome non-U.S.
based companies to the ranks of PMI. The PMI outreach process continues through
our participation in CEIR -- the European Valve Association and most recently
with the signing of the MOU with the Plumbing Products Industry Group."
Separately, PMI PresidentKen Martin has appointedMarie-Helene
Perninof Neoperl the new chair of the Member
Services Committee (serving withRick Relesof Kohler) andKlaus
Fromme of Bradley Corp. the new chair of the Technical
Standing Committee (serving withCasey Hayesof Haws).