September 10, 2013
Mary Kimlinger Named Chairperson of Plastics Piping Systems Components Industry Forum
Uponor North America (Uponor) is pleased to announce that Mary Kimlinger, codes and standards manager, has been named chairperson of the Plastics Piping Systems Components Industry Forum (IF). In her role, Kimlinger will manage the IF business and chair all meetings.
IF provides advice and guidance to the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) in the development, implementation and operation of its plumbing products and related materials certification program. The responsibilities of the IF include reviewing and providing comment on policies relating to the operation of the NSF certification program, reviewing draft NSF standards, and establishing subcommittees with assigned activities. This includes matters related to safeguarding impartiality in NSF’s certification programs.
“This is a great recognition for Mary and for Uponor,” says Dale Stroud, sr. director of Marketing/Offerings at Uponor. “It’s an honor to be considered a valuable contributor and to be selected among your peers.”
In addition to her role as chairperson of the IF, Kimlinger is also a professional member of ASTM International, the International Code Council (ICC), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). She is the secretary of the ASTM F17 subcommittee on Olefins and the vice chair of the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) Technical Committee.
Kimlinger is one of several Uponor employees who hold leadership positions in industry associations.
Ingrid Mattsson, director, Brand Management, is vice chair of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) board and a founding board member of the Green Builder® Coalition.
Dale Stroud, sr. director, Marketing/Offerings, serves on the board of directors, is a member of the executive committee and is treasurer of the PPFA. He is also the chairman of the PPFA Sustainable Piping System Committee and vice chairman of the PPFA Marketing Committee.
Devin Abellon, business development manager, Engineering Services, is the regional vice chair for ASHRAE Region X and also serves as chair for the Chapter Training Subcommittee. He is also the programs subcommittee chair for ASHRAE TC-6.5 (Radiant Heating and Cooling Technical Committee) and is a member of the ASHRAE High Performance Building Conference steering committee.
Him Ly, sr. design engineer, Technical Services, is vice chair of ASHRAE TC-6.5.
Aaron Stotko, associate product manager, Heating and Cooling, is co-chair for the ASHRAE Chapter VI (Minnesota) Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC) as well as a member of ASHRAE TC-6.5, ASHRAE SPC-152 (Method of Test for Hydronic Distribution Efficiency) and a voting member of ASHRAE SSPC 90.2 (Residential Energy Efficiency Standard).
Kate Olinger, associate product manager, Plumbing, is a member of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Advisory Council Steering Committee.
Eric Skare, product manager, Fire Safety, is a member of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) Residential Committee, the UL Standards Technical Panel (STP) 1821 for Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service, a principal member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Residential Sprinkler Systems, and chair of the PPFA Fire Sprinkler Product Line Committee.
Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets. In 2013, the company was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance in addition to a Top 100 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Uponor, Inc. employs 380 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit www.uponorpro.com, www.uponor-usa.com or call (800) 321-4739.
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