Len Swatkowski, a former program manager for Jarden Consumer Solutions and longtime member of the APPLIANCE magazine advisory board, was named technical director of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI).
Swatkowski also spent a decade in an executive technical role for the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) in Chicago, IL, before the organization relocated to Washington, DC.
With PMI Swatkowski will be responsible for analyzing and reporting proposed code and standard changes, maintaining and managing effective relationships with PMI members, certification agencies and industry peers and representing PMI at various industry meetings.
"We are delighted to welcome Len to PMI," commented Barbara C. Higgens, PMI's executive director. "Over the past months, we carefully evaluated a number of talented candidates for the position, each with a variety of skill sets. Len was the clear standout as he brings with him a unique blend of consensus building capabilities and an excellent technical background together with industry trade association experience."
Swatkowski has also held engineering management positions for a number of consumer product manufacturing companies including Whirlpool Corp.
Plumbing Manufacturers International is the voluntary, not-for-profit international industry association of manufacturers of plumbing products, serving as the Voice of the Plumbing Industry.
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