Ontario, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2014) — The IAPMO Group is pleased to announce it has hired Sanjay “Jay” Mishra as Uniform Evaluation Services’ vice president of Building Product Testing.
Mishra comes to IAPMO after 24 years as vice president of RADCO in Long Beach, Calif., where he managed the company’s testing laboratory and building code coordination activities. His main focus was to structure, analyze, evaluate and report on physical compliance testing conducted on industrial building products for code bodies and federal/state regulatory approval. He also designed and developed procedures for manufacturers’ quality assurance programs, represented client s as an expert witness in cases related to water damage, weathering and structural design, and was the chief information officer at RADCO, handling all aspects of IT-related functions. Since 1990, he has authored technical test reports for submittal and acceptance by federal, state and city governments and regulatory agencies nationwide.
“We are thrilled to be adding Jay’s two-plus decades of experience to the IAPMO family,” said IAPMO CEO GP Russ Chaney. “His expertise in the areas of testing and quality assurance will be a valuable asset as we continue to expand not only throughout the United States, but also around the world.”
Mishra’s duties with IAPMO will include helping formulate testing plans, and overseeing inspection agency certifications and the new fabricator program, the latter of which seeks to provide assurance to code officials and building owners that the steel and concrete building systems being fabricated comply with the specified building code requirements.
“Jay Mishra is a very well-known and respected name within the building product industry, with decades of experience in running a laboratory and developing testing programs for compliance,” said Ohannes Dembekjian, senior vice president of Continuous Compliance for IAPMO R&T, which oversees IAPMO UES. “With the addition of his leadership in this area, we look forward to providing yet another valuable service to our clients.”
Mishra earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Bangalore University in India and a Master of Science degree in technological systems management from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society for Testing & Materials. “I am excited to be come a part of the IAPMO team, participate in the organization’s worldwide growth and assist our clients in achieving their compliance goals,” Mishra said.
About Uniform ES
IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Services (UES) is a product recognition agency and product evaluation service provider accredited to ISO/IEC Guide 65 by the American National Standard s Institute (ANSI). UES reports provide evidence that products and systems evaluated satisfy code requirements within the scope and conditions of use as noted in each report. UES is a division of The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), an 88 - year -old organization dedicated to the development and adoption of plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool, and solar energy codes to meet the specific needs of individual jurisdictions both in the United States and abroad.