The IAPMO Group is welcoming back Hugo Aguilar, who will lead a newly combined Codes and Standards department as vice president. Aguilar returns following a year-long stint as director of codes and standards for the American Supply Association (ASA). He spent five previous years with IAPMO as a code-development administrator and staff liaison to the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) technical committee.

“I am glad to be back and blessed to have the opportunity to lead the IAPMO Codes and Standards Department,” Aguilar said. “I look forward to serving the industry with quality codes and standards that protect the health and safety of the public.”

IAPMO Code Development coordinates the ANSI-accredited voluntary consensus development process of the Uniform Codes, all designated as American National Standards. IAPMO Standards develops industry standards under its own ANSI-accredited process to govern innovative plumbing, mechanical, solar and recreational vehicle/manufactured housing products not fully covered by existing standards. The new Codes and Standards department will be housed at The IAPMO Group’s World Headquarters West building in Ontario, Calif.

“Combining these two essential business units into one department will allow efficiencies and expertise to be enhanced, better serving IAPMO’s other business units, our customers and the industry as a whole,” IAPMO Group CEO GP Russ Chaney said.

Senior Vice President of Code Development Lynne Simnick will transition to a new role as Senior Vice President of Special Projects for IAPMO while helping to complete development and publication of the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code.