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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to Board of Mechanical Rules

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced reappointments to the Board of Mechanical Rules.

The board, housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, makes recommendations for mechanical code rules, issues mechanical contractor's licenses to qualified applicants, and makes all orders, rules and regulations.

"These appointees are experienced mechanics and engineering professionals and are outstanding choices for this board," Snyder said. 

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 and achieved U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional status in 2007. Fosberg continues to represent hydronic heating and cooling process piping.

Christopher Freeman, of South Lyon, is the chief operations officer for Mechanical Contractors Association Detroit. He previously served as manager of information systems for MCA Detroit and is a member of the American and 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 continues to represent the general public.

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 fuel 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 master’s in business administration from Walsh College in Troy. She continues to represent energy producing utilities.

Daniel Grafmiller, of Fenton, is an area service manager for Limbach Company LLC. He has previous experience as a project manager and estimator for Vencon, Inc. and has a state mechanical license. He earned a refrigeration certification from Sheer Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association and a bachelor's degree in English and communications from the University of Michigan. Grafmiller continues to represent ductwork.

Kenneth Misiewicz, of Lake Odessa, is president and CEO of Pleune Service Co. in Grand Rapids, where he has worked for 20 years. He is a licensed mechanical contractor and is certified in the specialty gas pipe/venting classification. He continues to represent specialty work areas.

Mark Riley, of Berkley, is the mechanical inspector for the Troy Building Department and with Safebuilt of Michigan. 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 state licensed mechanical inspector and mechanical contractor. He continues to represent chief mechanical inspectors of a government subdivision.

Members serve four-year terms expiring Oct. 1, 2019. Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.