Jim Kendzelsubmitted his resignation as the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) executive director and CEO, according to a memo released by Mitch Clemente, the president of ASPE’s Board of Directors.

“Jim has been with ASPE for almost four years and has been dynamic force in helping ASPE achieve an increased presence in the plumbing community on a global level,” Clemente states in the memo. “We will miss his leadership and friendship, but the Board also thanks him for leaving the organization in a much better position than when he started.”

Kendzel’s last day will be Nov. 21 and he “will be moving on to other challenges,” according to Clemente.

As the Board searches for a replacement, Billy Smith, FASPE, ASPE’s Senior Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, will take of Kenzel’s responsibilities on an interim basis.