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IAPMO Opens 94th Annual Education and Business Conference

San Antonio, Texas (Sept. 27, 2023) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on Monday opened its 94th annual Education and Business Conference, co-located with ASSE International’s Annual Meeting and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association’s (ARCSA) Annual Conference, at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk.

During the conference’s opening session, IAPMO honored numerous individuals with awards recognizing unique contributions and long-standing support from members and industry allies. The awards and their recipients include:

  • Legislators of the Year: U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nevada); Texas State Rep. Armando Walle; and former New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver (posthumously)
  • President’s Green Oval: UA Local 562, St. Louis County, Missouri; and Pete Skinner, E2G Solar, Albany, New York, and John MacArthur, P.E., Beardsley Architects and Engineering
  • Joseph Kneidinger Sustainability Professional of the Year: Stephanie Tanner, U.S. EPA WaterSense program lead engineer
  • American Flag Award: PHCC Texas; UA Local 68, southeast Texas
  • Industry Person of the Year: Josh Hollub, Modern Plumbing, Pasadena, Texas
  • George Kauffman Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Erickson, CEO of C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co., Alsip, Illinois
  • IAPMO Fellows: Ed Gormley, Hugh Kelleher, Doug Marian, Pat McCullough, Kurt Steenhoek, Kevin Sullivan, Amir Tabakh, and Don Taylor

IAPMO CEO Dave Viola delivered the annual State of IAPMO report, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg addressed attendees and presented a resolution declaring “Mechanical and Plumbing Industry Week” in San Antonio, and the keynote address was delivered by George McGraw, founder and CEO of DIGDEEP, a human-rights nonprofit working to bring clean water access to all Americans.

IAPMO’s 95th annual Education and Business Conference will be held in Las Vegas, Sept. 22-26, 2024.


IAPMO develops and publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code®,the most widely recognized code of practice used by the plumbing industry worldwide; Uniform Mechanical Code®; Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code®; and Uniform Solar Energy, Hydronics and Geothermal Code — the only plumbing, mechanical, solar energy and swimming pool codes designated by ANSI as American National Standards — and the Water Efficiency Standard (WE-Stand)™. IAPMO works with government, contractors, labor force, and manufacturers to produce product standards, technical manuals, personnel certification/educational programs and additional resources in order to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry in protecting public health and safety.

Last modified: September 27, 2023