PPI Announces New Board of Directors

George ZagorskiThe Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has announced its new Board of Directors. George Zagorski of Blue Diamond Industries, LLC was named Chairman of the Board ? a two-year appointment. The board also includes Patrick Collings of Lane Enterprises, Vice Chairman; Kate Olinger of Uponor, Advisory Council Chair; and Monty Fisher of Pipeline Plastics, Treasurer. Moving to the board position of Past Chair is Gary Runyan of Zurn PEX, Inc. Working with division chairs, the executive director and legal counsel, the PPI Board of Directors governs the association and oversees its business.

?PPI is fortunate to have these industry professionals as the officers of our board of directors,? said Tony Radoszewski, PPI executive director. ?Each of them has participated in our organization for many years and we are glad they will continue to contribute to PPI and our industry.
?Our new chairman, George Zagorski, has a vast and broad experience in the plastic pipe industry and is a professional engineer, added Radoszewski. ?His knowledge has helped the PPI as he has participated in and chaired various committees and technical task force groups during the past eight years he has been a member. This includes the conduit division?s management and core technical committees and our corrugated pipe division?s marketing committee. He has also been actively involved with other organizations with their work on pipe and systems including AASHTO, ASTM and NEMA. We know that as chairman of the board, this background will serve our members well.?

The chairs of the five PPI divisions participating on the board are: Building & Construction: Lance MacNevin, REHAU, Inc.; Conduit: Kevin Wettstein, Muehlstein & Associates; Corrugated Plastic Pipe: Jeremy Duininck, Prinsco; Energy Piping Systems: Dick Kraft, Endot Industries; and Municipal and Industrial: Lawrence Norris, Wolseley Industrial Group. To learn more about PPI, please visit www.plasticpipe.org.

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