Plumbing Manufacturers Institute welcomes New Board Member and Committee Chair

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL -- The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute has announced the election of Fernando Fernandez to the PMI Board of Directors as a director at large and the appointment of Michael Martinez as the co-chair of the Universal Conformity Assessment Committee.

Fernandez, deputy director of codes and standards for TOTO USA, will begin his appointment immediately. "I enthusiastically look forward to serving my term on the board and contributing to shaping some key decisions that will help the membership and the growth of PMI," he said. Fernandez also serves as a co-chair of the Plumbing Products Committee.

Martinez, manager of product compliance for Price Pfister, will begin his chairmanship with the 2010 PMI Spring Meeting. Martinez will serve with Maja Jankov of Duravit USA.

When asked to comment on his appointment, Martinez stated, "Being selected to serve on a PMI committee allows me to be involved in industry issues with the great support of our member companies. I look forward to continued learning and growing by being involved with PMI."

PMI congratulated Martinez and thanked all those who submitted their names for the available position.