02.02.10 Association News

Plumbing Manufacturers Institute names New Director of Strategy and Technology

David Hagopian

David Hagopian

PMI announces that David Hagopian has joined the organization as director of strategy and technology. In this position, Hagopian will be responsible for analyzing and reporting proposed code and standard changes, maintaining and managing effective relationships with PMI members, certification agencies and industry peers and representing PMI at various industry meetings.

“We are delighted to welcome David to PMI,” commented Barbara C. Higgens, PMI’s executive director. “Over the past months, we carefully evaluated a number of talented candidates for the position, each with a variety of skill sets. David was the clear standout as he brings with him a unique blend of analytical skills, consensus building capabilities and strategic insight together with an excellent technical background. As director of strategy and technology, he will help us take PMI to even greater heights.”

Hagopian can be reached by calling PMI’s headquarters at 847-481-5500 or by e-mail at dhagopian@pmihome.org.

Prior to his work at PMI, Hagopian spent several years with Fortune Brands, most recently as their senior director of technical innovation. He held responsibility for providing management and guidance in product, process and business development. Fortune Brands is a Fortune Magazine Top 500 company.

Prior to joining Fortune Brands, Hagopian’s professional experiences included work in the oil, chemical and aerospace industries, as well as the U.S. government. He has experience in operations, marketing and business development.

Hagopian holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from California Polytechnic State University. He resides in the Chicagoland area with his wife and four children.

Please see the full news release available at PMI’s online press room.

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