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Senese moves into chairman role at CIPH

July 4, 2017 | By HPAC Magazine

Joe Senese (l) accepts the gavel from outgoing CIPH chairman Bill Palamar.

Joe Senese, vice president of operations with Group  Deschênes Inc., was named 2017/2018 chairman of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) at the organization’s annual business conference in Ottawa, ON.

Senese began his career in 1982 in the Major Projects Engineering Division of Stelco Steel in Hamilton, ON after graduating with a Civil Engineering Technology diploma. After completing further studies in computer-aided design, he joined American-Standard in 1984 where he held various sales and sales management positions. Senese joined the wholesale distribution business in 1994 as vice president and general manager of Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply, a subsidiary of Deschênes Group Inc.

In 2008, he assumed his current role as vice president operations working with the subsidiaries in southern Ontario and western Canada.

As a participant in and supporter of related industry associations, Senese has been active over the years with MCA, BILD, and HRAI, and has previously served as Ontario Region president of CIPH. He is past chair of the CIPH Membership Committee, CIPH Wholesalers Division and the Education & Training Council.

Senese was elected to the CIPH Board in 2011.



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