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CIPH announces new membership category, board members

June 26, 2019 | By Jillian Morgan

CIPH president and general manager Ralph Suppa at the Annual General Meeting.

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating held its 87th Annual General Meeting June 18 during its conference in Charlottetown, PE.

President and general manager Ralph Suppa led the meeting alongside 2018-19 board chairman Allen Taylor. The meeting included the report to members, the treasurer’s report and the election of the 2019-20 board of directors.

2018-19 treasurer Joe Senese (right), vice president of operations-Ontario at Groupe Deschênes Inc., presents the treasurers report alongside Suppa and Taylor.

The association elected Andrew Dyck, vice president of sales at Barclay Sales Ltd., to take the helm as board chairman.

Gail Kaufman, vice president of marketing and e-business at Wolseley Canada, will serve as first vice chairman, while Bill Hooper, Atlantic regional sales manager for Uponor Ltd., will take on the role of second vice chairman.

Taylor will head up the board as treasurer for the coming year. Paul McDonald, general manager of Bradford White Canada Inc., will server as honorary vice chairman.

New directors representing the wholesalers division are Paul Blaik, vice president of Mechanical Supply Inc., and Norm Bajwa, the British Columbia regional manager for Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd.

Ryan Bristow, managing partner for Equipco Ltd. in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, has joined, representing the agents council.

Retiring directors, left to right: Michael Kotyck, president of Kotyck Brothers Ltd., Pierre Houle, vice-president of J.U. Houle Ltée, Taylor, Senese and Carl Burt, president of Par Four Plumbing Products Inc.

CIPH also added a new membership category for pumps and water treatment under specialty wholesaler distributor. The category includes pumps, pump accessories, water treatment and controls.

The 88th annual general meeting will be held at  Fairmont Tremblant in Mont-Tremblant, QC from June 28 to 30, 2020. www.ciph.com



The association handed out a number of awards during the conference:



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