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The IAPMO Group is pleased to announce Sal Aridi, PE, has joined IAPMO Group’s North America’s premier plumbing and mechanical product testing agency, IAPMO R&T Lab, as director of special projects and business development.
A registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan, Aridi holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and international business, respectively, from the University of South Carolina, in addition to his 30-plus years of industry experience.
“Sal comes to IAPMO R&T Lab with a wealth of knowledge and experience in product testing and certification,” said Ken Wijaya, IAPMO R&T lab executive vice president. “I look forward to working with Sal in expanding our testing services.”
After beginning his career in plastics and automotive, Aridi spent 17 years at NSF International, where as an engineering manager he was responsible for a 10-member team of engineers and technicians designing, managing, and establishing accreditation for test labs worldwide. Test labs under Aridi’s management included electrical, commercial food equipment, wastewater treatment devices, swimming pool equipment, biosafety cabinetry, drinking water devices, water softeners, plumbing, and EnergyStar.
“I’m excited to be joining The IAPMO Group, a dynamic testing and certification agency that is focused on good customer service,” Aridi said. “I’m looking forward to handling special projects that do not fit within existing programs in order to expand businesses where IAPMO has a developing, but extremely promising, presence.”