District Director Rex A. Crawford is the chief plumbing inspector for the city of Lincoln, Neb., a position he has held since November 2013. Rex was a plumbing inspector for 25 years prior to his promotion as chief. He follows former IAPMO board member and past president Bob Siemsen.
Rex graduated from Southeast Community College in 1970 with an associate’s degree in HVAC and plumbing. In 1974, he earned his journeyman plumber’s license and in 1981 received a master plumber’s license. He has been a member of IAPMO since 1996, serving on the Plumbing Code Workshop, Certification and Exam, Publications, and Answers and Analysis committees, and the IAPMO Standards Council. Rex was a founding member of the Nebraska IAPMO chapter and has held the position of chairman, vice-chairman and secretary numerous times.
Rex is an IAPMO certified plumbing inspector, Grade VI water operator, and certified code specialist. He is a member of Local Union 464 Plumbers and Fitters, Omaha, Neb. Rex has taught plumbing code, gas code, and continuing education classes for more than 25 years.
Rex and his wife, Marilyn, have been married for 19 years and have nine children and 15 grandchildren.