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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to Board of Boiler Rules

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Lucas Liedel, of Howell, and the reappointments of Robert Hutsell, of Dearborn, and Jim Lewis, of Jackson, to the Board of Boiler Rules.

The 11-member board formulates definitions and rules for the safe construction, installation, inspection and repair of boilers in the state.

“I thank this experienced group of appointees for their service on this board,” Snyder said.

Liedel is president and owner operator of A.J. Miller Mechanical, Inc. He served as lead pipe welder, fitter, plumber, and HVAC installer at Long Mechanical, Inc. Liedel is a licensed boiler installer, mechanical contractor and master plumber. He earned a welding certificate from Oakland Technical Center. He represents mechanical contractors in the state with experience in installation, piping, operations, or repair of boilers, and replaces James Federighe.

Hutsell is business manager and secretary treasurer for Boilermakers Local 169 and previously worked as a business agent. He serves on multiple boards and committees, locally and nationally, representing boilermakers and building trades. He continues to represent organized labor in the state and engaged in the design, erection, fabrication, installation, operation, repair, or inspection of boilers.

Lewis retired after 33 years of service at Consumers Energy. Since retirement he continues to consult on mechanical engineering issues at power plants. Lewis is a licensed professional engineer and earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear energy from the University of Michigan. He continues to represent the general public.

Appointees serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2019. Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.