June 11, 2018 — The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Ramiro Mata to the position of Senior Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Ramiro will represent the interests of ASPE and the plumbing engineering community in code and standards activities as well as serve as a technical resource for the ASPE staff and membership. He will
build and maintain relationships with other industry organizations to ensure that the public’s health and safety are kept at the forefront of legislation and regulations regarding plumbing system design, installation, inspection, and maintenance.
“Ramiro’s experience and well-earned respect in the plumbing engineering industry are invaluable to ASPE continuing to increase value and services for our members,” says ASPE Executive Director/CEO Billy Smith, FASPE. “ASPE has been building its presence in the codes and standards arena for several years, and with Ramiro on the team the Society will have a fulltime staff member devoted to strengthening the voice of plumbing engineers/designers in the development of consistent, safe plumbing codes and standards.”
Ramiro joins the ASPE staff after a 29-year engineering career in electrical utility, medical device manufacturing, and plumbing product certification. Ramiro has been involved with codes and standards development as a Staff Engineer with ASSE International and as a Senior Test Engineer, Technical Sales Specialist and Global Strategic Account Manager/Industrial Relations in the Plumbing and Construction Business Unit with CSA Group. He has been a member of ASPE since 2013 and is currently in ASPE’s Cleveland Chapter.
In addition to his involvement with ASPE, Ramiro has actively participated in the codes and standards development activities of other industry organizations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as a voting member of the A112 Main Standards Committee, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) as a voting member of the Product Standards Committee, the International Code Council (ICC), CSA Group, and the Plastics Pipe Institute.
“I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to work closely with the Society’s staff, our membership, and the industry as a whole, and the plumbing engineering industry in particular, in the interest of developing consistent codes and standards throughout all organizations and processes,” Ramiro says.