Nadia Askar is the group multimedia editor for BNP Media’s Plumbing Group. She is responsible for leading the direction of the brand’s digital and social presence by ensuring the brand websites and social media outlets are consistently updated, and interacting with readers and followers. Askar joined BNP Media in November 2013.
Veteran industry analyst and writer Morris R. Beschloss is the industrial PVF columnist for BNP Media’s Plumbing Group titles and is the American Supply Association’s industry analyst. Beschloss, whose career in the industrial pipe, valve and fittings sector spans more than five decades, was the recipient of the 2012 ASA Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mike Miazga is the Group Editorial Director for BNP Media’s Plumbing Group. He oversee oversees the editorial content and direction of the Plumbing Group’s four brands (Plumbing & Mechanical, PM Engineer, Reeves Journal and Supply House Times) and their associated print and digital products, including the dedicated Radiant & Hydronics and Bath & Kitchen Pro websites, as well as six eNewsletters.
In his ninth year at BNP Media, Miazga originally was hired as senior editor of Plumbing & Mechanical and PM Engineer before taking over chief editor duties at Supply House Times in 2011. In addition to his role as editorial director, Miazga continues as Supply House Times chief editor and the editor of the American Supply Association’s PVF Outlook eNewsletter. Supply House Times is the official publication of ASA.
Miazga started his career in newspapers at the age of 19 and has more than 25 years of newsroom, management, editorial and public/media relations experience, and is a former high-school baseball and golf head varsity coach.
John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a consulting engineer and principal of Appropriate Designs in Holland Patent, N.Y. His latest textbook “Heating With Renewable Energy,” will be released in January 2016 from Cengage Publishing. It shows how to use modern hydronics technology to create systems supplied by solar thermal, heat pump and biomass heat sources. Additional information is available at www.hydronicpros.com.
Jacqueline Wilmot is a fire protection engineer at the National Fire Protection Association. She is the staff liaison for seven technical committees in the Fire Protection Systems and Public Fire Protection divisions.
Ray Wohlfarth is the author of “Lessons Learned in a Boiler Room: A common-sense approach to servicing and installing commercial boilers.” In his spare time, he is president of Fire & Ice in Pittsburgh. Ray writes a monthly newsletter on commercial boilers. He can be reached at 412/343-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.