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Board of Directors 

The Board of Directors ensures that the purpose of the RPA continually remains current, relevant, and on-course to meet the ongoing goals and objectives of the RPA members.

The Board of Directors includes four officers and eight Directors-at-Large who serve as Chairmen to the eight committees.

CHAIRMAN

 

Mark J. Chaffee, Director of Marketing - Residential Products
TACO, INC.
1160 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-942-8000 Fax: 401-248-0046
Email: marcha@taco-hvac.com

Mark Chaffee has been with TACO since 1994 and currently oversees Taco’s advertising, brand management, social media, product management and contractor education & training programs. Mark’s representation on the RPA board began in 2011 when he was appointed to fill the newly created seat as the liaison between AHRI’s Hydronic Institute public relations committee and the RPA. The partnership was created to bring together into one organization all those who have a vested interest in seeing the industry’s share of the North American home comfort market grow.

 

 

Mark has been a strong voice in an effort to unite manufacturers, suppliers and contractors to create a program for the United States based on the Canadian Hydronics Council’s ‘Beautiful Heat’ campaign.  He believes that the industry can experience significant growth for all members through heightened public awareness of the comfort and health benefits of hydronic based systems.

As a native of Rhode Island, Mark spent several years away from the Ocean State between prep school, college, and a stint owning his own business in the marketing and publishing field.  After selling the business he went on to graduate school where he earned a MBA with a focus on new product marketing.  While taking a few hard earned months off after graduation before starting a management consulting job in New York City he stumbled upon Taco, it was an immediate fit and ever since he has been working to strengthen the hydronics industry and Taco’s role within it.

VICE CHAIR 

 

 

Ingrid Mattsson, Senior Manager – Brand Management
Uponor, Inc.
5925 148th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: 952-891-2000
Email: Ingrid.Mattsson@Uponor.com

Ingrid Mattsson joined Uponor in 1995 and admits that at that time, she did not know a BTU from a BLT. She is happy to report that she now knows the difference, and her knowledge of and respect for the heating and plumbing industry has grown immensely.

Currently, she is the Senior Manager overseeing the care and management of the Uponor brand. This includes managing Uponor’s national advertising, public relations, literature development, internal and external communications and general branding efforts – nationally as well as contributing on a global level. Through the venue of marketing communications, Ingrid has devoted many years to the advancement of radiant floor heating awareness for trade professionals and consumers and has dedicated great energy to learning and understanding the features and benefits of radiant systems.

 

A native New Yorker, now happily living in Minnesota, Ingrid often draws from the varied experiences she gained while working first for an ambassador and then in the International Relations Department of Bankers Trust Company in Manhattan.

Ingrid holds herself to high standards and brings passion, experience, wisdom, integrity, relationship building, and an inquiring nature to anything she does. She is committed to her faith, to Uponor, to leadership through empowerment, and to sustainable goals both professionally and personally that will ultimately lead to a better environment and future.

The following highlight Ingrid Mattsson's involvement in her community - locally and nationally:

• Uponor Green Team, Apple Valley, MN, Founding Member
• Spirit of Hope Independent Catholic Church, Sunfish Lake, MN, Core Team/Parish Council
• American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN, Board Member
• Green Builder Coalition, Chicago, IL, Founding Board Member
• RPA/IAPMO, Mokena, IL, Board Member

RECORDING SECRETARY

 


 

Jackie Sharrock, Director of Sales - Domestic Buildings Services
Grundfos
17100 W 118th Terrace 
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 720-344-9770
Email: jsharrock@grundfos.com 
 

Jackie Sharrock is based in Grundfos' headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. She holds an Ocean Engineering degree from Florida Atlantic University. Her career in the radiant industry includes sales management since 1998 and as outside sales representative from 1995. She is also a past member of IAPMO Colorado and Seattle chapters and past member of NAHB.

 

TREASURER

  Mike Dietrich, Business Team Manager for Radiant Heating/Cooling and Energy Transfer Piping Systems
REHAU
Leesburg, Virgina
Phone: 703-777-5255
Email: Mike.Dietrich@REHAU.com

Mike Dietrich is located at REHAU’s North American Headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Frostburg State University, MD and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College, PA. Also, he sits on the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for the Center for Built Environment (CBE) located at UC Berkeley, CA. Furthermore, Mike Dietrich is a RPA Board of Director member since 2011. In addition, he has previous industry experience associated with high purity water systems, zoological life support systems, water parks, and rural drinking water systems with a specialization in a variety of filtration technologies such as media, cartridge, carbon, and ceramics as well as chemical specialization in CD ozonation, bromine, and chlorine delivery/monitoring systems.

 

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRPERSON

Dorothy Biggs 
Viega, LLC 
Phone:  316-425-7400  extension 205
Email:  DorothyBiggs@Viega.com

Dorothy represents Viega which is an innovative global leader in plumbing, heating and pipe joining technology.  Viega manufactures, sells and distributes more than 16,000 products for residential, commercial and industrial applications worldwide.

DIRECTORS AT-LARGE

Education Committee Chairman

Max Rohr
Shamrock Sales Inc.
4940 Fox Street, Denver, CO 80216
Phone:  303-399-9181

Email: maxrohr@shamrocksalesinc.com

 

 

 

Codes and Standards Committee Chairman

Randy Knapp, Director of Engineering
Plastics Pipe Institute
Phone: 469-499-1044
Email: rknapp@plasticpipe.org

Randy participated in the start-up of RPA years ago and particiated in the development of the first radiant guide.  Randy's work history in addition to the Plastics Pipe Institute includes working for UPONOR and WIRSBO.  Randy holds a degree in engineering, an MBA and will complete his Ph.D in Organization Development in May 2013.

 

 

Government Relations Committee Chairman

 

Colin Wunder
Energy Dynamics, Inc.
121 W. Hoyt St, Carthage, SD 57323
Phone: 605-772-5639
Email: colin@energy-dynamics.com 

Nominating Committee Chairman

Joe Kennard
Intermountain Sales & Mktg, Inc.
60 North Cutler Drive, #103, North Salt Lake, Utah 84054
Phone: 801-936-0228
Email: joe@intermountainsales.net 

 

 

 

 

Technical Committee Chairman

Eric Aune
Aune Plumbing, LLC
11217 242nd Avenue NW, Zimmerman, MN 55398
Phone:  763-238-2385
Email:  eric@auneplumbing.com 

Mechanical-Hub LLP
www.Mechanical-hub.com
 

 

 

Hydronics Industry Alliance Committee Chairman

 

A. Todd Romig, Vice President of Sales & Marketing,
Heat Transfer Products, Inc.
120 Braley Road, East Freetown, MA 02717
Phone:  508-763-8071
Fax:  508-763-3769
Email:  tromig@htproducts.com

 

Membership Committee Chairman

Matt Michel, CEO
Service Roundtable
PO Box 270842, Flower Mound, TX
Phone: 877-262-3341
Email: matt.michel@serviceroundtable.com 

 

 


 

 Certification Committee Chairman

Steve Swanson
Uponor
5925 148th Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone:  952-997-5947
Email:  steve.swanson@uponor.com