The American Supply Association has announced the hiring of Hugo Aguilar to the role of director of codes and standards.
This new position will provide advocacy for the association in the code arena as well as educate members of the association and their employees on the codes process and changes that will impact the industry.
Aguilar comes to this position with a strong technical background and extensive experience in the codes and standards process. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and has worked for the past five years as the manager for code development projects for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.
During his five years with IAPMO, Aguilar managed projects pertaining to Code Development, was the staff liaison on the Uniform Mechanical Code as well as to provide staff support on UMC as well as Uniform Plumbing Code and the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code.
“The new ASA Director of Codes and Standards position will assume many roles for ASA. First, the position will be the voice and the association’s spokesperson in the plumbing, heating, cooling, industrial mechanical, water and environmental technical concerns” said Mike Adelizzi, ASA executive vice president. "In addition, he will create relationships with key member stakeholders of the association, allied groups, as well as customer groups. Provide association firms with education on the code process and the changes that will be impact their businesses in the future as well as to provide policy guidance and support for our government relations activities at the local, state and national levels as well as liaison between ASA and related trade associations as well as various code committees and councils such as the ICC, ASPE, PPI, IAPMO."