The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has hired Brian Rogers as Field Services manager for Region 4, responsible for IAPMO’s interests in the Midwestern states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
A 20-year veteran of the trades, Rogers has enjoyed a varied career, splitting his time as a superintendent, inspector, contractor, and instructor. After completing his plumbing apprenticeship with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 125 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rogers worked for Omega Plumbing and then served as superintendent for one of eastern Iowa’s largest mechanical contractors, Bowker Mechanical Contractors, working on large commercial, industrial, school, and hospital projects.
In 2000, Rogers accepted a full-time plumbing instructor position at Local 125 JATC and held that position until 2007, returning to contracting as a service manager and project manager with AAA Mechanical Contractors and Pike Pro Inc., respectively. He holds a master license in plumbing, hydronics, refrigeration, and HVAC, and is a certified medical gas installer and backflow technician.
“Brian brings with him a wealth of industry experience and knowledge of the codes that will no doubt be a great asset to The IAPMO Group,” IAPMO Senior Vice President of Field Services Dwight Perkins said.
An IAPMO certified plumbing inspector, Rogers has served on numerous IAPMO committees, including Education and Training, Publication, Certification and Exam, and the UPC Workshop. He is also involved locally, serving on the Cedar Rapids and Linn County plumbing boards.
“For well more than a decade I have had the privilege to serve on multiple IAPMO committees, attend and present at annual Education and Business Conferences, hoping one day I would be given an opportunity to join the organization that leads the plumbing and mechanical industry in protecting the health and safety of humanity,” Rogers said. “It is a great honor to have been selected to represent The IAPMO Group in Region 4 and beyond. I am very excited to get started and I look forward to working with everyone industry wide.”
ABOUT THE IAPMO GROUP
The IAPMO Group has been protecting the public’s health and safety since 1926 by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing, mechanical, solar, swimming pool and spa, backflow prevention, radiant and hydronics systems around the world.
The IAPMO Group is a complete service organization, providing code development assistance, industry-leading education, product testing and certification, building product evaluation, a manufacturer-preferred quality assurance program, management systems auditing (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001), factory inspection, product standards development, and personnel training and certifications. Each component of The IAPMO Group plays an integral part in protecting the health and safety of people everywhere.