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Roger Wakefield, master plumber and owner of Texas Green Plumbing in Dallas, has won American Standard’s Plumber Know How contest, and has been named their Plumbing Expert.
This contest was held to identify a consummate plumbing trade professional who sets the standard for plumbers nationwide. His role will be to engage with the American Standard community through plumbing tips and tricks, webisodes, and live videos shared on the Company’s website and social media communities.
“Plumbing is my life’s work, and I truly enjoy spending time talking with people about plumbing issues,” stated Wakefield. “American Standard has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and constant innovation in the plumbing industry, and I’m delighted to be able to work with such a respected brand to educate others across the country about my passion.”
Wakefield’s started out as an open shop apprentice more than 35 years ago, and went on to become a journeyman plumber. Seventeen years later, he joined the United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders, and Service Technicians, where he rose through the ranks of experience, eventually working as the director of operations for a mechanical contractor. In 2013, he founded Texas Green Plumbing. His professional certifications are extensive, reinforcing his ongoing desire for continued learning.
“Roger’s in-depth knowledge of the plumbing field, his incomparable enthusiasm for this noble profession, combined with his engaging and approachable personality, make him the ideal choice as our Plumber Expert,” said Maha El Kharbotly, chief marketing officer of LIXIL Americas, the business unit under which American Standard operates. “Our team is delighted about this new partnership, and we are very much looking forward to working with this dedicated trade professional and educator.”
As the winner, Wakefield will receive a cash prize, an American Standard product allowance, and exposure via social engagement.