The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) has announced the appointment of Jason McKinnon, director of engineering services, Viega LLC (Broomfield, Colorado), as the chair of its education committee. PPI is the major North American trade association representing the plastics pipe industry.
“Our Education Committee is counted on by the various industries we serve to provide viable, validated instruction on all aspects of plastic pipe," said David M. Fink, PPI president. “This includes courses and curriculum in each of our five divisions plus the Hydrostatic Stress Board. In his new role, Jason will assist in delivering courses at conferences with other organizations and use delivery platforms such as Red Vector and PPI’s own eLearn educational channel. His input on the new courses PPI will develop will be highly beneficial and valuable.”
McKinnon has more than 20 of engineering and training experience developing new curricula and training modules. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology and an MBA degree from the University of Massachusetts. McKinnon has been a participating member of PPI for more than 10 years, mainly with the association’s building and construction division, and was a founding member of the PPI Education Committee in 2013.