The IAPMO Group is pleased to announce that Sanjay “Jay” Mishra will be heading The IAPMO Institute of Building Technology (IBT), a division of IAPMO R&T Lab, as 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 code coordination activities. His has spent more than two decades designing, analyzing, and reporting on all aspects of physical compliance testing of building products for code bodies and federal/state regulatory approval. He also created procedures for manufacturers’ quality assurance programs, represented clients as an expert witness in cases related to water damage, weathering, and structural design, and was also the chief information officer at RADCO, handling all aspects of IT-related functions.
Since 1990, Mishra has authored numerous technical test reports for submittal and acceptance by federal, state, and city governments and agencies nationwide.
“We are thrilled to be adding such a well-known and respected name within the building product industry to the IAPMO family,” said IAPMO CEO GP Russ Chaney. “Jay’s two-plus decades of experience and expertise in the areas of testing and quality assurance — running a laboratory and developing testing programs for compliance — will be a valuable asset as we continue to expand not only throughout the United States, but also around the world.”
Mishra will focus his energies on establishing IBT as a great resource for providing consulting, R&D and testing services to the building industry. He will oversee all aspects of designing and implementing the capabilities of IBT, and has been instrumental in obtaining accreditation for a wide variety of methodologies.
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.
“This is a very exciting time in our industry, and the synergies created by our diverse business units will allow us to provide a wealth of consulting and testing services to our customers,” Mishra said.
For more information on IBT, direct your web browser to www.iapmoibt.org.
The IAPMO Institute of Building Technology (IBT) is a division of IAPMO R&T Lab, a nationally recognized testing laboratory accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). IBT provides consulting and accredited testing services to the building products industry.