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The IAPMO Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Bonsak as managing director of IAPMO Oceana.
“Spending all my adult life and some of my teenage years working in the plumbing industry has instilled in me a strong commitment to ensure communities are kept safe and protected from poor and dangerous plumbing and gas installations,” Bonsak said. “My decision to join IAPMO Oceana was founded from this commitment. It originated from my visit to IAPMO Headquarters in Ontario, Calif., where the dedicated professional team, whose commitments aligned with my own, impressed me.”
He takes over the helm of an Oceana operation that certifies products in both the water and gas industry sectors for compliance with Australian and New Zealand codes and standards.
Bonsak brings to Oceana 17 years professional experience in the plumbing industry, the last nine working at a statutory authority ensuring the safety of these systems. As executive manager of Energy Safe Victoria’s Gas Installation and Appliance Safety division, Bonsak managed all aspects of ESV’s responsibilities in the areas of gas installations, gas appliances, service and use, and energy efficiency of gas appliances. Under his leadership, ESV achieved a 20 percent reduction in death and injury in the state of Victoria through a well-planned, effective media campaign.
Bonsak studied plumbing and gasfitting at Swinburne Technical College and is a member of the Plumbers and Gasfitters Registration Board and the Institute of Gas Engineers.