Tim Collings is the Senior Building Inspector specializing in Plumbing, Mechanical and Fire Protection systems for Salt Lake City Corporation. He has been inspecting plumbing, mechanical, and fire protection systems for Salt Lake City Corporation since August 1981. Tim is a licensed Master Plumber in Utah and was a licensed journeyman plumber in Wyoming. Tim was also a licensed plumbing and heating contractor and taught in the plumbing apprenticeship program in Salt Lake City for 18 years and has been a member of IAPMO since 1981.Tim was elected to the board of directors of IAPMO and served 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 and Product Certification 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 Thermal Expansion and is currently Chairman of the Uniform Plumbing Code Technical committee. Tim’s instruction is supported by a solid background that combines professional experience with a wide variety of committee service.
Jeff Hutcher is the Senior Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector for the city of Oakland, CA. He has taught residential plumbing at the community college level and authored the original Plumbing Code Check for Tauton Press’ Code Check series and commentary for Chapter 16 of the 2012 UPC Illustrated Training Manual for IAPMO.Jeff currently serves on IAPMO’s Education and Training, Publications, and Green Technical Committees. He grew up in a plumbing family and learned the basics from his father. He worked in the mechanical industry while earning his bachelor’s degree and then attended the New England Fuel Institute to obtain a Solar Energy Certification. In 1984, he obtained his California plumbing license and started his own business; in 1992 he joined the city of Oakland Building Department.
Roger Fuller is a Chief Building Official with Sacramento County, CA. He has served as a Mechanical plan checker for 9 years, Supervising Building Inspector 3 years covering counter operations, Plan Review and Plumbing and Mechanical Field Supervisor, Mechanical contractor for 11 years, Principal Inspector and now Building Official. Roger has a total of 40 years in industry related experience. He has 18 inspector certifications including “Certified Building Official”. He has been a Sacramento area resident for 36 years. Presently, he and his wife are enjoying the “Empty Nest” way or life. Roger has two hobbies. He and his wife ride recumbent bicycles and he also shows and drives a 1955 Thunderbird.Roger keeps active in industry organizations including IAPMO (International association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials), ASPE (American Society of Plumbing Engineers). Roger serves on the Educational Committee of SVABO (Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials) and had been an instructor in numerous plumbing and mechanical code classes for CALBO. Roger continues as a IAPMO certified instructor since 2005.
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.
President David Straub is a third generation UA Plumber. He brings nearly 40 years experience, starting with UA Local 3 as an apprentice, journeyman, and contractor, and has spent the last 26 years as a plumbing inspector for the city and county of Denver. He has been an instructor for the apprentice and journeyman plumbers education program since 1996 and began working as an instructor at the UA Instructor Training program in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2004. Prior to joining the city of Denver, he owned and operated Straub Plumbing.
Dave has been an integral part of IAPMO, serving on committees for the past 22 years. He is chairman of the Education and Training Committee and has also contributed to the Seminar and Career Service committees. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2008 and his election as president was preceded by two years as vice president and two as secretary/treasurer before that.