Ontario, Calif. — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on Thursday ratified the election of new officers and board members, formally concluding the association’s 91st annual Education and Business Conference, which was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 global health crisis.
David Gans, chief building official for the city of Oceanside, Calif., was elected IAPMO’s 61st president and Steven Panelli, chief plumbing inspector for the city and county of San Francisco, was elected vice president.
Four new members of the board were elected to serve:
- David Ledda, plumbing inspector for the city and county of San Francisco
- Rick Garcia, senior mechanical inspector for the city of San Diego
- Carlos Flores, assistant chief plumbing inspector for the city of Houston
- Ray Boyd, United Association assistant director of Education and Training
Claudio Spagnuolo, plumbing inspector for the City of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, was elected to a second term on the board, and Steve Fernlund, plumbing inspector for the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, was appointed secretary/treasurer by President Gans.
“I want to thank IAPMO membership for its faith in placing Steve and me as officers and extending that faith to our current and newly elected members of IAPMO’s national board of directors,” Gans said. “Please know that we this take honor seriously will do our best to move IAPMO forward to future successes. Please reach out to us with new ideas on how we can make IAPMO even better.”