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IAPMO’s Viola Elected World Plumbing Council Chair
Dave Viola, CEO of The IAPMO Group of the United States, was elected to a three-year term as chair of the World Plumbing Council (WPC) at the 2023 World Plumbing Conference, concluding last week in Shanghai, China, and via remote online channels.
Viola, who previously served on the WPC executive board as deputy chair, carries nearly 30 years of senior management experience within the plumbing and mechanical industry. He joined IAPMO in 2007 and was promoted to CEO in 2020.
Viola holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Northern Illinois University and has served in such industry capacities as chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers A112 Committee on Plumbing, Board of Directors of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Standardization and Testing, founding director of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the World Health Organization (WHO) Advisory Committee on Water Quality, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Certification Committee.
Established in 1990 and headquartered in Geneva, the WPC maintains NGO status with the World Health Organization and carries out a mission to unite the world plumbing industry and promote its role in improving public health and safeguarding the environment.
“I’m honored and excited to be called to work continuing the legacy of progress established by my predecessors on behalf of the international plumbing community,” Viola said. “Advancing vital goals in workforce development, workplace diversity, spotlighting of skills and generally showcasing the awesome benefits of plumbing to humankind will be a priority for the entirety of my term.”