IAPMO hires senior VP Industry Relations

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Ontario, Calif.  — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) announced the hiring of Lee Mercer as senior vice president of Industry Relations and Business Development for The IAPMO Group.

Mercer brings more than 30 years industry experience, most of them as director of Product Compliance with
leading faucet manufacturer Moen, to his new role representing IAPMO interests with key associations and
stakeholders and working with customers to identify opportunities to enhance programs and their customer
experience with The IAPMO Group.

Mercer possesses a working knowledge of a wide spectrum of manufacturing processes and testing requirements utilized in the manufacture of plumbing and filtration products, as well as strong familiarity with federal, state, and local plumbing product installation requirements in the United States and Canada.

His experience includes researching technologies, identifying, analyzing, recommending and developing specific
opportunities relating to environmental and product compliance for materials used in drinking water applications. Mercer has worked closely with industry and various government agencies toward the development and implementation of both state and federal regulatory initiatives relating to water conservation
and lead in drinking water.

“Lee Mercer is a familiar and highly respected name throughout our industry,” IAPMO CEO GP Russ Chaney
said. “His considerable experience and long-standing relationships within the plumbing world will no doubt
serve The IAPMO Group well as we seek to expand our programs and influence.”

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