Plumbing Manufacturers Institute Announces Changes to Board of Directors

ROLLING MEADOWS, ILL -- The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) has annouced that Jack Krecek, vice president and general manager of the Commercial Business Unit for Elkay Manufacturing Company, has moved into the role of First Vice President and will serve as PMI's President in 2011.

The move was prompted by the departure of Bill Ball, vice president of engineering for WCM Industries, from the Executive Committee due to increasing demands on his time, which prevents him from fulfilling his PMI role. Ball remains on the Board of Directors as a Director at Large. Stewart Yang, vice president of engineering for Kohler Co., will move into the role of Second Vice President. Yang will become PMI President in 2012.

Jeff Baldwin, engineering manager for T&S Brass and Bronzeworks, was named to the PMI Executive Committee as Treasurer for the balance of 2010, completing Yang's term.

There are no other changes to the PMI Board of Directors.

"Despite the changes, one thing that remains the same: PMI is in good hands," says Barbara C. Higgens, PMI's executive director. "We are thankful for all of our volunteer leaders and for their commitment and vision."

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