The members of Plumbing Manufacturers International elected Nate Kogler president of the 2019 PMI Board of Directors at PMI’s 44th annual meeting of the membership, held during the PMI Conference Nov. 5-8 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The director of product management at Bradley Corp., Kogler succeeds Pete Jahrling, director, product engineering and intellectual property at Sloan Valve, who served as board president in 2017 and 2018. Jahrling will continue to serve on the board as immediate past president.
Kogler said PMI leadership will work to expand educational opportunities for members and use new technologies to share information. Collaboration will be key, he added.
“None of us is smarter than all of us,” Kogler said. “We will build on the collective knowledge of our members and on the power of our relationships. Engagement, enthusiasm and support will drive us.”
Joel Smith, director – new product engineering at Kohler, was elected as vice president, and Todd Teter, vice president and general manager – U.S. wholesale for Moen, will serve as secretary/treasurer.