Darrell Boger has been the Director of Code Enforcement for the City of Park City, Kansas for the last five years and has been employed as a combination inspector for over twenty years. Darrell is a Master Mechanical artisan and was a licensed Mechanical contractor for twelve years. Darrell is also a Certified Mechanical Inspector, Certified Plumbing Inspector, Certified Combination Inspector, Certified Electrical Inspector, Certified Building Inspector, Certified Plans Examiner, States of Kansas and Iowa Certified Codes Instructor, Certified Disaster Assessment Inspector, Certified Backflow Tester, Chairman of the South Central Kansas Chapter of IAPMO, and has over 40 years in the construction industry.
Tim Collings is the senior inspector for Salt Lake City Corporation. He has been inspecting plumbing, mechanical, and fire protection systems for Salt Lake City Corporation since August 1981. A licensed plumber in both Wyoming and Utah, Tim was also a licensed plumbing and heating contractor and taught in the plumbing apprenticeship program in Salt Lake City for 18 years. A longtime member of IAPMO, Tim was elected to the board of directors, serving in that capacity for seven years. In addition to his work on the board, Tim served on many IAPMO committees including: the IAPMO Plumbing Code Change Committee; the Mechanical Code Workshop Committee; the Credentials Committee; the Special Seminar Committee; the Research Committee; and the Ad Hoc Committee on Grease Traps. In addition to his wide experience as a committee member, Tim chaired the Appendix C Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on the Thermal Expansion and is currently chairperson of the UPC Technical Committee. Tim’s instruction is supported by a solid background that combines professional experience with a wide variety of committee service.
Roger Courtney, retired chief plumbing and mechanical inspector for the municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, has more than 35 years of professional experience in the plumbing and mechanical fields. That experience extends from field work to supervision to inspection. Roger supervised and trained inspectors, advised building officials on the technical aspects of plumbing and mechanical matters, drafted code changes, and served as executive director of the Mechanical Board of Appeals. In addition, he was responsible for the plumbing/mechanical contractor, journeyman, and apprentice licensing program examinations.
Along with pursuing his professional goals, Roger dedicated himself to educating others in the field. He is a certified cross-connection control instructor through the state of Washington and ASSE. He also teaches IAPMO UPC and UMC seminars. A member of a number of professional organizations, Roger has been actively involved with IAPMO for more than 20 years. During that time, he has served on numerous committees, including Cross-Connection Control, Water Distribution, Uniform Plumbing Code Changes, Uniform Mechanical Code Changes, R&T Board, Industry Advisory, and Conference. For years, Roger served as the chairperson of the IAPMO Alaska Central chapter. In recognition of his experience, knowledge, and years of service to IAPMO, the board of directors voted to appoint him to the board in 1996. Roger offers students the benefit of his many years of experience and expertise, coupled with a dry sense of humor.
Pennie L. Feehan is a certified welder and pipe fitter, chief plumbing and mechanical inspector for the city of Oakland in California, served on the state of California’s Building Standards Commission Advisory Board as vice chairperson, and is an instructor at Chabot Junior College in Hayward, teaching plumbing and mechanical code classes. She has been an instructor for IAPMO for more than 10 years teaching the UPC, UMC, IPC, IMC, and special seminars covering DWV systems and water and gas sizing.
Currently she is the western regional manager for the Copper Development Association, teaching soldering and brazing classes to installers. She also provides engineering assistance, technical development (codes and standards), and installation training to the designers, specifiers, installers, and consumers of copper and copper alloy tube and fittings. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in the plumbing and mechanical fields. She has been an active member of IAPMO for many years, serving on the UPC and UMC Technical Committee, and the UPC and UMC Code Changes Committee. Additionally, Pennie chaired the Standards, Education, and the UMC Answers and Analysis Committees. Her dedication, knowledge, and long experience in the plumbing and mechanical industries serve her well as an educator.
Roger Fuller currently serves the county of Sacramento as a supervising building inspector for plumbing and mechanical inspections. His more than 30 years of experience include 11 years as an HVAC installer and estimator, 11 years as a HVAC contractor, and 12+ years as an inspector/plan reviewer. He holds a wide variety of certifications including Certified Building Official.
Roger has been active in the Sacramento Valley IAPMO chapter for many years, where he has served as the recording secretary. He has been an instructor for California Building Officials and Sacramento Valley Area Building Official chapter for several years. He is the training inspector for his jurisdiction for residential construction including building and energy codes.
Roger’s interest is in coordinating the provisions of all codes so they are enforceable and consistent. His contracting experience is infused in his teaching style to make his classes both interesting and applicable.
John Jordan Jr. has been involved in the plumbing industry in the Houston, Texas area since 1976, when he began his career as an apprentice with Plumber’s Local Union #68 — the local with which he remains today. John worked in various types of construction projects including residential, multi-family, commercial, industrial, schools, hospitals, and high-rise construction while working at his father’s plumbing company. He carries a backflow device tester’s license from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as well as a journeyman plumbing and inspectors license with the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners with endorsements for medical gas installations and water protection specialist. John became a plumbing inspector with the city of Houston in 1994 and became a senior plumbing inspector in 2000. He has been IAPMO-certified in the Uniform Plumbing Code since 1995. John has been an apprentice and journeyman instructor for HAPJAC for UA Plumbers Local #68 in Houston, Texas since 1995 and has taught water supply and drainage, Auto Cad, and medical gas installations. John is also an ASSE-certified backflow tester, repairer, and surveyor and teaches these classes for HAPJAC. Additionally, he teaches the survey class for the United Association at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor for UA instructors. John also teaches for the Institute of Continuing Education for license renewal of all state of Texas plumbing licenses and has written multiple chapters and presentations for the ICE textbook. John has written several articles for the American Society of Sanitary Engineering magazine Plumbing Standards. In 2006, he received an associate’s degree in applied science in industrial training from Washtenaw Community College and is pursuing his bachelor’s degree from the National Labor College. John teaches the Uniform Plumbing Code, the Uniform Mechanical Code, and the International Plumbing Code.
John has numerous trade affiliations. He is a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, IAPMO, and the Gulf Coast IAPMO chapter. He is president of the Gulf Coast chapter of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering, as well as a member of the ASSE board of directors for ASSE region 3, the ASSE seal board, and the ASSE Cross Connection Advisory Board.
Michael Mitchell has been involved in the plumbing trade since 1973. He is the senior plumbing inspector for the City and County of San Francisco, a post he’s held since 2000. Altogether, he’s been a plumbing inspector with the city and county for 17 years.
With half of his career spent on the contracting side of the business, and the balance on code enforcement, Mike brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his classrooms. Besides his various certifications in plumbing and plumbing inspections, he also holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, specializing in Civil Procedure.
Mike is an assistant professor at the College of San Mateo, Calif., where he leads the Inspection of Plumbing course. He also teaches at UA Local 467 in Trade Related Math and the Plumbing Code, and was a Plumbing Code instructor for the PHCC.
Mike’s teaching style is orientated toward team building skills and collaborative leadership. He has an extensive background in community-based organizations and in presenting city and county programs to constituents.
Dan Rademacher is a mechanical engineering designer with CTA Architects and Engineers, a national A&E firm specializing in plumbing design and plan reviews for plumbing/mechanical code compliance. Formerly the chief plumbing/mechanical inspector for the Plumbing/Mechanical Safety Section of the Montana State Building Codes Bureau, Dan offers his students a wide variety of experience in the field of plumbing. He has extensive experience in all areas of management with a proven record of accomplishment. He has been a journeyman and apprentice instructor for UA Local 41 and is responsible for conducting courses pertaining to the plumbing field. He is especially skilled in the use and interpretation of the Uniform Plumbing Code, Uniform Mechanical Code, IMC, and IFGC. Dan has been a member of the UA since 1989 and worked for many local contractors in the Northwest before becoming a plumbing/mechanical inspector.
Phil Ribbs has enjoyed a long and varied career in the plumbing and mechanical industries. In 1974, he began work as a plumbing and mechanical inspector with the city of San Jose, California. He was soon promoted and rose steadily within the organization, until he became the chief plumbing, mechanical, and electrical inspector with San Jose’s Department of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement. He held that position for nearly 20 years, during which time he witnessed almost every situation imaginable involving plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems. At that point, Phil retired from the city and began his own consulting business.
Phil has been a member of IAPMO for much of his professional life, where he has been highly involved in the development of the codes. He has served on IAPMO Technical Committees and has chaired task groups. He has also participated in IAPMO’s Code Change Committee and the Education Committee. Along with all of those activities, Phil was on our board of directors and held the office of vice president. His efforts were recognized when he was given the Government Person of the Year award in 2004.
Phil is a dynamic and extremely well-informed instructor. He has the gift of presenting information in a way that is interesting and easy to understand.
David Straub currently serves the city and county of Denver as a plumbing inspector. His three decades of plumbing experience encompass work as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman, and private contractor. He has more than 15 years of experience as a plumbing inspector. For more than a decade, he has been an instructor for apprentice and journeyman plumbers. David is a certified United Association plumbing instructor and has spent several years as an instructor at the UA instructor training program. He is a certified IAPMO inspector and serves on the Education Committee, of which he is currently the chairperson. David has knowledge in the Uniform Plumbing Code and the International Plumbing Code as both instructor and inspector. His experience and strong background in instruction come across in his presentation of materials and subject matter. He is an enthusiastic and well-organized instructor with much to share.
Richard Vrana currently serves the city of Houston, Texas, as division manager of the Mechanical Inspection Section. He has 23 years of knowledge as a Sheet Metal Worker with Local #54 in Houston, which encompassed work as an apprentice, journeyman and foreman. He has 17 years of experience in Mechanical Code Enforcement.
Richard has significant familiarity in the specific demands of high-rise office buildings, medical professional buildings, complex hospital systems, industrial plants and schools. As a leader in large city departments, he brings to the classroom additional expertise in the areas of personnel supervision and developing cooperative relationships with customers and other team members.
Richard serves on the Education Committee, Mechanical Codes Answers and Analysis Committee, Mechanical Workshop Committee and Mechanical Technical Committee. Richard communicates practical application to his students based on actual jobsite experience and conditions.
Steve Baranoski has been the owner of his own plumbing company for the past 25 years. He is also a director with the Franklin County Master Plumbers Association and is one of IAPMO’s primary plumbing instructors in western Massachusetts.
Jim Blake is a District Manager for Eastern Propane in Danvers. He has been a licensed gas fitter in Massachusetts for over 30 years, and also holds a New Hampshire Gas Fitters License. Jim is very active in the industry and is a member of numerous trade organizations, including the NMPGIA, Propane Gas Association of New England, and the National Propane Gas Association.
Peter DeFreitas has been an IAPMO instructor for the past eight years, during which time he has been the primary plumbing instructor for the inspector continuing education classes. Peter is the Education Administrator for the Massachusetts Licensee program, prior to that he was the plumbing and gas inspector for the Town of Yarmouth. He has also been a plumbing instructor for the Cape Cod Technical School in Harwich. Peter is the President of the Cape Cod Plumbing Gasfitting Association and is also the Education Committee chairman of the New England Plumbing, Gas and Mechanical Inspectors Association.
John Dolen is currently the plumbing instructor at Monty Tech in Fitchburg, Massachusetts where he has taught for the past 19 years. In addition, John is the plumbing and gas inspector for the town of Leicester, a position he has held since 1982. John is actively involved with a number of committees and trade organizations. He has served as the president of the Central Mass. Inspectors Association for the past 12 years and has been involved with the VICA / Skills USA apprentice competition for over 15 years. In 2011, John was awarded Contractor magazine’s “Plumbing Instructor of the Year” award.
Patrick Fullen has been a plumbing Instructor at Assabet Valley Technical High School as well as an apprentice instructor at Local 4 in Worcester. Pat was previously a plumbing instructor at J.P. Keefe Technical School. He also graduated from the UA Instructor Training at Wastenaw University in Michigan.
Duke LaConte is currently the plumbing and gas inspector for the town of Lexington, Massachusetts, a position he has held for the past eight years. Duke is extremely active in the trade, having been president of the New England Plumbing, Gas and Mechanical Inspectors Association as well as the Northeastern Mass. Inspectors Association.
Doug Langtry has an extensive background, having worked in the plumbing industry for nearly 30 years. He is IAPMO's primary instructor on Cape Cod. Additionally, he has been an instructor at the Cape Cod Technical School in Harwich and is the owner of his own plumbing business. Additionally, Doug is the Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Plumbing Department for Cape Cod Tech.
Richard McMillan has worked for the City of Boston for the past 33 years, and is the Chief Plumbing and Gas Inspector for the city. He has been an instructor for the past six years, including the Newton evening apprentice plumbing program.
David Moshiek is one of IAPMO’s instructors in the Boston area, and has been a plumbing and gas inspector with the City of Boston for 20 years. Prior to becoming an inspector he worked for a prominent Massachusetts plumbing contractor. He is a graduate of Boston Trade School and holds the Master and Journeyman Plumbing licenses, as well as a Master Sheet Metal license.
Tom Pleasant a manager for the Berkshire Gas Company in Pittsfield and is the primary instructor for their in-house training of 50+ gas fitters. He is currently an officer of the Franklin County Master Plumbers Association and organizes their monthly educational programs.
Fran Reilly has been an instructor for Local 51 (Providence, RI) for 18 years, and is also one of the instructors for our Rhode Island classes. He is an approved OSHA-10 and OSHA-30 instructor and is an officer of the Bristol County Plumbing and Gas Inspectors Association.
Jack Rose is currently a construction manager at Harvard Medical School and has been the plumbing and gas inspector in Medfield for over 30 years. He previously taught at Tri County Voc Tech, served on the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, and was a CPD with a well know Boston engineering firm. Jack’s industry background includes attending Northeastern University, Franklin Institute, Purdue University, and involvement in several associations, including the New England Plumbing Gas Inspectors Association, of which he is currently the president.
Joe Rose is the President and CEO of the Propane Gas Association of New England where he emphasizes employee training and safety practices for his members. He has spent a lifetime in the gas industry and has been involved with the safety committee at the Propane Gas Association of New England and at the National Propane Gas Association. In addition to being an instructor for IAPMO, Joe continues to teach the code to industry, regulatory, and fire service personnel in New England.
Bill Traill has a very impressive resume in the field of education, having taught for 32 years. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with both Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in Vocational Education. He is the Construction Chairman for the Greater Lowell Vocational Technical School and is also a member of the education committee appointed by the Plumbing Board to establish the curriculum for the continuing education program. He is an OSHA-10 certified instructor as well.
Brad Wong is widely recognized as the leading gas instructor in the Commonwealth. He has been the primary gas instructor for the inspector’s continuing education program since it began nine years ago, and is a regular featured speaker at numerous inspector and contractor association meetings and programs throughout the state, averaging over 20 appearances a year. Brad is an advisor to the Gas Sub-committee of the State Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Central Mass. Plumbing and Gas Inspectors Association. He conducts regular training sessions for NStar and GasNetworks, as well as several other gas utilities throughout New England. He also works very closely with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on gas-related codes and issues.
Marc Zade is currently the plumbing and gas inspector for the town of Canton, Massachusetts. Prior to being the inspector there, he was an inspector in the town of Franklin for four years. He is also an instructor at the Southeastern Vocational Institute in Easton, a position he has held for the past ten years. Mark is active in several trade associations, including the South Shore Inspectors Association and the New England Inspectors Association.