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Appointments made to State Plumbing Board

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
P: 517-335-6397 or E: 

LANSING, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Curt A. McNitt and Walter Maner III, and reappointed David Jones to the State Plumbing Board.

Duties of the board include making recommendations for plumbing code rules; licensing plumbers and making all orders, rules and regulations.

"These individuals will use their knowledge and expertise to help the board regulate and oversee the plumbing industry in Michigan," Snyder said.

McNitt, of Mesick, is a job foreman for D & W Mechanical Contractors in Traverse City. He has worked in the plumbing industry since 1996 and earned his master's license in 2008. McNitt previously served as an area coordinator for J.E. Johnson and as a job foreman for Arms & Cole Mechanical Contractors. He is the owner of Trout Farmer, which raises a variety of trout for resale. McNitt represents licensed plumbing contractors who hold a master's license and replaces Anthony Buday.

Maner, of Ludington, served as executive director of the Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association for 19 years and retired in 2009. He served as executive director of the Michigan Distributors & Vendors Association from 1974 to 1990. Maner also worked for the Lansing State Journal and Chicago Tribune in advertising sales. Maner earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He represents the general public and replaces Ronald Krochmalny.

Jones, of Ypsilanti, is a branch manager/branch master plumber for the John E. Green Co. of Ann Arbor and has 30 years of experience in the mechanical contracting industry. Jones is a member of the State Plumbing Board and Greater Michigan PMC/Local 190 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. He represents licensed plumbing contractors who hold a master's license.

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring June 30, 2014, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.