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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has announced the promotion of Region 4 Manager Brian Rogers to vice president of Field Services.
A 26-year veteran of the trades, Rogers joined IAPMO in 2015 as the manager responsible for IAPMO’s interests in the Midwestern states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Prior to joining IAPMO, Rogers wore many hats including stints as a superintendent, inspector, contractor and instructor. He holds a master license in plumbing, hydronics, refrigeration, and HVAC, and is a certified medical gas installer and backflow technician.
In addition to his efforts integral to code advocacy in cities and counties across his region, Rogers is a frequent instructor of educational seminars delivering continuing education units (CEU) for licensing requirements and was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Nebraska Central IAPMO chapter.
“Brian’s determination, diligence and dedication to serving IAPMO’s membership and stakeholders accentuates the great work performed each day by our Field Services team,” said D.J. Nunez, senior vice president of Field Services. “His field experience and technical knowledge of plumbing and mechanical code provisions is a benefit to the entire industry.”
A certified plumbing inspector, Rogers has served on numerous IAPMO committees, including Education and Training, Publication, Certification and Exam, and the UPC Workshop. He is also involved locally, serving on the Cedar Rapids and Linn County plumbing boards.
After completing his plumbing apprenticeship with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 125 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rogers worked as superintendent, project manager and service manager for several of Iowa’s largest mechanical contractors. Additionally, Rogers spent seven years as UA Local 125’s full time Apprentice and Journeyman Plumbing Program instructor.
“Being involved with IAPMO the past 20 years, with the last six years as field manager, has been extremely rewarding,” Rogers said. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve as vice president of Field Services. IAPMO’s Field Services staff is very talented and it will be a pleasure to guide, support and showcase the department’s initiatives and accomplishments.”