President Daniel “DJ” Nunez has 32 years’ experience in the plumbing and mechanical industry. He is a second generation UA member following his father Danny’s footsteps into the trade. He began his career in 1984 with Local 460, where he completed his apprenticeship, and spent 18 years as a pipefitter, welder, foreman and general foreman, working on many different projects from schools and hospitals to cross country pipelines, co-generation and nuclear power plants.
In 2001, Nunez accepted a position with the state of California as a plumbing and mechanical inspector. Nunez is an IAPMO certified uniform plumbing and mechanical inspector, California plumbing and mechanical inspector and ASSE 6020 medical gas inspector (NITC). Nunez is currently working as a construction supervisor-II and is the inspector of record on several construction projects, with an emphasis on mechanical systems, such as boiler retrofits, high rise hydronic renovations, fueling system enhanced vapor recovery upgrades, and direct digital controls related projects.
With California being the forefront leader in green building initiatives, Nunez has been involved in several LEED certification projects, working hand in hand with the building commissioning authorities, making it a priority to build energy and resource efficient high performance buildings. Nunez also is an instructor for the Division of the State Architect (DSA), teaching plumbing and mechanical code to DSA project inspectors.
In 2014 Nunez completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Construction Management from the National Labor College. “This was of special importance to me wanting to show my children and my UA brothers and sisters that higher education is attainable,” he said.
Nunez has been a member of IAPMO since 2001 and was appointed treasure in 2007. The past six years, Nunez has represented the Southern District on the Board of Directors and served as Vice President for two years. Nunez previously served on the Mechanical Workshop and Answers and Analysis committees. He currently serves as chairman of the Sandra Imprescia IAPMO Scholarship Essay Competition committee.
.“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the IAPMO membership as president, ”he said. “With the continued growth of the organization both home and abroad, I embrace the opportunity to work with the Board, to give our executive staff the support they need to take this organization to new heights.”
Nunez has two children, Courtney, 25, who recently obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California Lutheran University, and Jacob, 21, who is a Junior at Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, majoring in Accounting. In his spare time, Nunez enjoys going to the gym, bicycling, hiking and both watching and attending many different sporting events. Nunez recently began volunteering as a basketball coach for the League of Dreams, where he works with special needs children.