The IAPMO Group announced the hiring of Christoph Lohr, P.E., CPD, LEED AP BD+C, as vice president of strategic initiatives.

Lohr has more than a decade of experience designing plumbing systems for health care, laboratory, hospitality, sports and university projects. Prior to joining IAPMO, he was the director of Education and Strategic Projects for LiquiTech: Legionella & Waterborne Pathogen Prevention. Before that, he was the health care plumbing technical leader for Henderson Engineers, where he oversaw and performed the quality control for a number of large projects, and created design standards for the company, and also served as an associate, a role in which he was responsible for team scheduling, leading training sessions, and helped manage and direct team towards objectives. Lohr has also been a regular contributor to PM Engineer magazine since 2019.

Lohr’s primary responsibilities with IAPMO will be to identify long-term, high-impact technical projects, assume leadership roles on industry research efforts and represent IAPMO at diverse industry venues.

“We’re proud to have Christoph join the IAPMO team,” said Pete DeMarco, executive vice president of advocacy and research. “I’m confident that his strong technical and leadership skills, combined with his energy and enthusiasm, will benefit not only The IAPMO Group but the entire plumbing industry.”

Lohr is a distinguished graduate from the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. His professional activities in the industry extend into multiple volunteer associations, of which he has assumed leadership roles setting strategy and direction for teams including the ASPE Phoenix Chapter, ASPE Society Board-of-Directors (AYP Liaison), ASPE Legionella Working Group, ASHRAE 514, ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force, PIPE Trust of Arizona Medical Gas Committee, and IAPMO Best Practices Manual, among others. Additionally, he has been involved in numerous strategic planning initiatives to help organizations to which he has belonged with improving their overall effectiveness. 

“I am very excited and humbled to join IAPMO,” Lohr said. “I very closely identify with IAPMO’s vision and I am thrilled to join an organization that is aligned to who I am as both a person and a professional.”