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Appointments made to Board of Mechanical Rules

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of seven members to the Board of Mechanical Rules.

The board makes recommendations for mechanical code rules, issues mechanical contractor's licenses to qualified applicants, and makes all orders, rules and regulations.

"Each appointee will bring unique experiences and talents to the board," Snyder said. "I look forward to their contributions to the board as it oversees the licensing of mechanical contractors in Michigan."

Christopher Freeman, of South Lyon, is manager of information systems for the Mechanical Contractors Association Detroit. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Michigan Society of Association Executives and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. Freeman earned a bachelor's degree in manufacturing systems engineering from Kettering University in Flint. He will represent the general public and replaces Charles Wash.

Robert Fosburg, of Caledonia, is general manager in the construction division for Quality Air Heating and Cooling in Grand Rapids. He is licensed by the State of Michigan as a mechanical construction and boiler installer. Fosberg achieved U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional status in 2007. He will represent hydronic heating and cooling process piping and replaces Lawrence Hale II.

Catherine Gay, of Troy, is manager of project controls for DTE Energy. She has worked for DTE for more than 34 years serving in various positions in electric generating plants and on the fossil generation staff. Gay earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and both a master's degree in finance and a MBA from Walsh College in Troy. She will represent energy producing utilities and replaces Gary Van Octen.

Daniel Grafmiller, of Fenton, is project manager and estimator for Vencon, Inc. He has a mechanical license from the State of Michigan and earned a refrigeration certification from Sheer Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association. Grafmiller earned a bachelor's degree in English and communications from the University of Michigan. He will represent Ductwork and replaces Christopher Stockwell.

Robert Logan, of Battle Creek, is the chief mechanical official for Dewitt Charter Township in Clinton County. He serves on the International Code Commission and is the past president of the Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan. Logan earned an associate's degree in general studies from Kellogg Community College. He will represent chief mechanical inspectors of a government subdivision and replaces Michael Ogletree.

Kenneth Misiewicz, of Vermontville, is president and CEO of Pleune Service Co. in Grand Rapids. He holds a mechanical contractors license from the State of Michigan and is certified in the specialty gas pipe/venting classification. Misiewicz will represent specialty work areas and replaces Mark Mangione.

Mark Riley, of Berkley, is the inspector supervisor and mechanical inspector for the city of Troy building department. He is a member of the Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan and the International Code Commission. Riley earned an associate's degree in refrigeration, heating and air conditioning from Ferris State University and is a licensed state of Michigan mechanical inspector and mechanical contractor. He will represent chief mechanical inspectors and replaces George Shields.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Oct. 1, 2015, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.