The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has hired former Glen-Gery Corp. Director of Research and Development Jerry Carrier as senior vice president of Uniform Evaluation Services (UES) and the Institute of Building Technology (IBT). Carrier will oversee UES operations and the building products test lab in this newly created position at The IAPMO Group World Headquarters in Ontario, California.
A graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in architecture, Carrier joined Glen-Gery Corp., one of the largest brick and stone manufacturers in the United States, in 1989 as a design advisor. He was promoted to director of technical services in 2001 and director of research and development in 2008. He brings more than 15 years' experience in strategic and technical/business leadership in addition to his 30-plus years of providing design, detailing and installation advice to owners, architects, engineers, contractors and masons to ensure code compliance, durability and performance.
Carrier has been a member of multiple ASTM committees for more than two decades and currently serves on the executive committee of C15 as a fellow. He is proficient developing innovative and unique programs and techniques that result in successful technical training programs and pioneering wall systems.
"Jerry has a tremendous amount of experience in the building product industry and has an acute understanding of all facets of the business," said IAPMO Chief Operating Officer Dave Viola. "With a strong educational foundation, a keen understanding of the needs of manufacturers, and his many years serving in leadership roles related to code compliance, product testing, and standards development, I'm confident that Jerry will be successful in his new position."
UES provides summary reports specifically for the structural products industry. These documents demonstrate product/material/system/design compliance to applicable codes and standards, expediting approvals within the building industry. Accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC 17065, Uniform ES is recognized for accurate, thorough, and timely creation of these necessary specification tools.
Backed by more than 20 years of testing, codes and standards experience, IBT is a trusted name for independent testing, research, and technical services in the construction products industry. IBT is capable of testing a variety of products for the construction industry in accordance with acceptance and evaluation criteria and nationally recognized standards, as well as providing special services such as research and development, training, quality assurance, failure analysis and witness/field testing.