Immediate Past President Bruce Pfeiffer was born and raised in Topeka, Kan., where he completed his apprenticeship and worked as a journeyman plumber from 1979 to 1986. After passing the master plumbing exam, he accepted the position of plumbing supervisor at the Menninger Foundation, a nationally known psychiatric school/hospital, from 1984 to 1989. He then went on to become a plumbing inspector for the city of Topeka, rising to senior plumbing inspector in 1997.
Pfeiffer is a long-time member of Local 441 and an instructor with the UA. He also gained instructing experience with his local PHCC apprenticeship school. Since joining IAPMO in 1989, Pfeiffer has been very active on a local level, having served multiple terms as vice chairman and chairman of the Kansas-Missouri Chapter, and is currently the chapter treasurer. Additionally, he has been on numerous ad-hoc committees, including the Medical Gas Committee, the Standards Research Committee, and the Products Research Committee. Pfeiffer is currently a member of the UPC Answers & Analysis Committee and the UPC Workshop Committee.
Pfeiffer and his wife, Kim, a project manager at AT&T, have been married 32 years. They have two children, Ryan and Kristin. Since he is a Topeka native, it will come as no surprise that Pfeiffer describes himself as a “diehard University of Kansas Jayhawks fan.” He is also heavily involved in Boy Scouts, an interest that began when his son entered the scouts in first grade, ultimately achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Pfeiffer himself has been a scout leader for nearly 30 years, serving on the executive board for the Jayhawk Area Council of Northeast Kansas. His work with the Boy Scouts allows him to indulge in his interest in backpacking.
“My hope for IAPMO is that we can not only maintain the growth trend we have been enjoying over the past 10-15 years, but increase that growth both domestically and abroad,” Pfeiffer says. “This can be accomplished by continuing to explore untapped markets globally, promotion of our codes and standards, providing training for those who will be installing the plumbing systems and ensuring the quality of plumbing products by testing and certification.”