02.24.10 Association News

Plumbing Manufacturers Institute announces hiring of Technical Specialist

PMI announces that Charles Hernandez has joined the organization as technical specialist, reporting to PMI‘s executive director, Barbara C. Higgens.

Charles Hernandez

Charles Hernandez

Hernandez will be responsible for fielding and researching members’ technical questions, analyzing and reporting on proposed code and standard changes and attending and monitoring code and standard hearings and meetings.

“We are delighted to have Charles join our organization,” said Higgens. “As his title implies, Charles will support PMI’s technical initiatives primarily in the area of codes and standards. He brings with him a wealth of practical knowledge, having been a licensed plumber, a project manager and an advocate. Charles will work with PMI’s director of strategy and technology, David Hagopian, who joined PMI earlier this month.”

Hernandez most recently worked as an independent consultant, providing guidance on project management, efficiency improvements and maintenance management. He also has worked with the Illinois Labor Relations Board as a board member, administering the Illinois Labor Relations Act and policymaking actions in regards to state law.

Hernandez resides in Batavia, IL, with his wife and daughter.

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


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