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August 13, 2012 - PMI President Stewart Yang of Kohler Co. announced appointment of three chairs, reappointment of one chair, and election of one chair to serve on PMI's Focus and Standing Committees. Three-year terms for these positions officially begin with 2012 PMI Fall Conference, being held October 7-10. Yang's decision was based upon PMI meeting attendance, leadership, expertise, and overall commitment to PMI.

PMI Announces New Committee Co-Chairs

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Plumbing Manufacturers International
1340 Remington Rd., Suite A
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Press release date: August 4, 2012

Rolling Meadows, IL - Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) President Stewart Yang of Kohler Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of three chairs, the reappointment of one chair and the election of one chair to serve on PMI's Focus and Standing Committees. The three-year terms for these positions officially begin with the 2012 PMI Fall Conference, being held October 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. His decision was based upon PMI meeting attendance, leadership, expertise and an overall commitment to PMI.

The Government Affairs Standing Committee is now co-chaired by Joel Smith, manager of new product engineering for Kohler Co. Smith will co-chair the committee with Daniel Gleiberman, manager of product compliance and government affairs for Sloan Valve Company.

The Fair Trade Issue Committee is now co-chaired by Ece Cokyasar-Potter, sales manager-plumbing division for VitrA. Cokyasar-Potter will co-chair the committee with Sal Gattone, director of program management - consumer fixtures for American Standard Brands.

Craig Selover, director of plumbing products technology for Masco, has been reappointed chair of the Materials Performance Committee. Brian Hinson, product manager for KWC America, will chair the Universal Conformity Assessment Focus Issue Committee. David Marbry, engineer-codes and standards for Fluidmaster, has been elected by the membership to chair the Plumbing Products Committee. Selover, Hinson and Marbry will be a part of the Technical Council, serving alongside existing chair Mark Malatesta, product compliance engineer for American Standard Brands.

PMI congratulates the new chairs and thanks all those who submitted their names for available positions.

About PMI:
Plumbing Manufacturers International is the voluntary, not-for-profit international industry association of manufacturers of plumbing products, serving as the Voice of the Plumbing Industry. Member companies produce a substantial quantity of the world's plumbing products.

For more information on PMI, contact the association at 1921 Rohlwing Road, Unit G, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. Visit

PMI Mission Statement:
To promote the water efficiency, health, safety, quality and environmental sustainability of plumbing products, while maximizing consumer choice and value in a fair and open marketplace.
To provide a forum for the exchange of information and industry education.
To represent openly the members' interests and advocate for sound environmental and public health policies in the regulatory/legislative processes.
To enhance the plumbing industry's growth and expansion.

Barbara C. Higgens, executive director, Plumbing Manufacturers International,, 847-481-5500
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