Mokena, Ill. — The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) Board of Directors has new officers as appointed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Board of Directors. These new officers, along with seven Directors at Large, will ensure that the purpose of the RPA continually remains current, relevant, and on‐course to meet the ongoing goals and objectives of RPA members.
These officers, who have been working tirelessly for the last six months on behalf of the RPA, will hold their initial meeting on Monday, May 14, while attending the AHRI Hydronics Institute meeting in New Jersey. The new RPA officers are:
• Mark Chaffee, Chairman: Chaffee is director of Marketing, Residential Products, for TACO, INC. He has been with TACO since 1994 and oversees the manufacturer’s advertising, brand management, social media, product management, and contractor education and training programs.
• Ingrid Mattsson, Vice Chairman: Mattsson is senior manager — Brand Management for Uponor, overseeing the care and management of Uponor’s national advertising, public relations, literature development, internal and external communications, and general branding efforts.
• Carol Fey, Recording Secretary: Fey founded Carol Fey & Associates, Inc., in 2000 and is a degreed technical trainer, troubleshooter, and author with more than 25 years in the controls industry. She teaches live classes in basic electricity and controls.
• Mike Dietrich, Treasurer: Dietrich is Business Team manager for Radiant Heating/Cooling and Energy Transfer Piping Systems in Leesburg, Va. He also sits on the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for the Center for Built Environment at UC Berkeley, Calif.
Dorothy Biggs, Immediate Past Chairman: Biggs represents Viega, an innovative global leader in plumbing, heating and pipe joining technology that manufacturers, sells and distributes more than 16,000 products for residential, commercial and industrial applications worldwide.
All new officers will serve a two‐year term, at the conclusion of which they may be nominated and elected by vote of RPA membership at the RPA’s annual membership meeting. No officer shall serve more than two terms consecutively in the same office. All officers must be an employee of a voting member category, and the election is of an individual, not the member company. Only one officer per member company may serve as an officer.
This new slate of officers will host an online Town Hall Meeting Webinar free for RPA members to attend. Check the RPA Website, www.radiantprofessionalsalliance.org, for an announcement. The officers want to hear from membership; this Webinar is a first chance to describe issues RPA members are facing in the industry and find out how the RPA might be able to help.
RPA officers collaborate on the selection of individuals to serve as chairmen of seven standing committees and appoint committee members. Those interested in serving as a committee chairman or member should contact the RPA officers or Director Kathleen Mihelich by email, Kathleen.Mihelich@RadiantProfessionalsAlliance.org, by phone, (708) 995‐3003, or at RPA’s headquarters located at IAPMO’s Chicago regional office, 18927 Hickory Creek Drive, Suite 140, Mokena, IL 60448.