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The International Code Council (ICC) named Guy Tomberlin as its new vice president of Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Swimming Pool Codes (PMG) Programs and Resources. Tomberlin brings more than three decades of experience in code enforcement, policy implementation and training development.
In his role as vice president of PMG Programs and Resources, Tomberlin will strategically facilitate the adoption and implementation of the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code and International Swimming Pool and Spa Code in communities across the United States and around the world. He will continue building industry relationships along with managing the association’s PMG resources and outreach in conjunction with its existing team of plumbing and mechanical professionals.
Tomberlin will help to lead ICC's efforts to respond to viral health-related threats such as Legionella and COVID-19 through the use and advancement of the PMG codes. To learn more about how the International Codes help to facilitate it response to pandemics, visit the iCC website. Also available is a Coronavirus Response Center that tracks updates and resources about the building safety industry.
Prior to joining the ICC team, Tomberlin served as the senior regulatory engineer for codes and regulatory services at Underwriters Laboratories (UL). There, he was the designated lead for PMG code development and code official support related activities. Before his tenure with UL, for nearly 35 years Tomberlin assumed many building safety roles within the building department for Fairfax County, Virginia. There he served as inspector, inspection supervisor, codes education trainer, and chief plumbing inspector; he retired in 2019 as the branch chief of commercial and residential building inspections.
“Our current global health crisis highlights how important the safety of our building, plumbing and mechanical systems are for our health and survival,” said Code Council CEO Dominic Sims, CBO. “We welcome Guy to the team to help strengthen our industry relationships and increase our advocacy efforts for the adoption of modern, cost-efficient plumbing and mechanical codes and standards to ensure safe and sanitary buildings.”
Tomberlin is a past president of the ICC, the Virginia Building and Code Officials Association, the Virginial Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association and the Code Council Region VII Chapter. He currently holds multiple ICC certifications including building, property maintenance, plumbing and mechanical official, inspector, plans examiner, as well as Virginia state advanced trainer and several contractor certifications.