CIPH names IPEX Inc. executive Honourary Life Member
By Jillian MorganHPAC General
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating presented its highly-acclaimed Honourary Life Membership distinction to IPEX Inc. executive Russ Morgan at the association’s Annual Business Conference, held June 16 to 18 in Charlottetown, PE.
Morgan, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing for Canada, served as chairman of the CIPH board of directors in 2010-11.
“I had the chance and privilege to chair the board back in 2010,” Morgan said in a speech to attendees at the Chairman’s Banquet. “I learned that, when you give back to your industry, your industry will give back to you… The opportunity to work with the various committees and on the board, it made me a better person professionally and it made me a better person personally. I’ll always have gratitude for the fact that I was given that opportunity.”
Established in 1974, the award recognizes an individual who has provided “outstanding leadership” to CIPH, their company and the industry. To be eligible, the member must be nearing retirement or a be a retired senior executive.
In parting, Morgan said he was “truly honoured” to have been awarded, and encouraged attendees to encourage more people to get involved in the industry.
“We are part of a great industry. We have to focus more and more going forward on diversity, inclusiveness and bringing more people,” he said. “It’s a competitive world out there, we’ve all got to do our part to remind those that are under 25 how great this industry is and how important it is… It’s a great place to build a career.”
Incoming board chairman Andrew Dyck, vice president of sales for Barclay Sales, congratulated Morgan before taking the stage.
“I had the pleasure of working with you on the board,” Dyck said. “You’re a class act and thank you for all your contributions.” www.ciph.com