Zurn Recognizes Dave Texter, CPD, as Specifier of the Year


We are pleased to announce that Zurn Industries, LLC recognized ASPE member Dave Texter, CPD, as the first-ever Specifier of the Year recipient. The annual contest, sponsored by inSpec, powered by Zurn, ran from August 1 to September 30.

Nearly 20 ASPE members submitted how they use a digital technology to automate and enhance the plumbing specification process. From there, the contest panel selected the recipient based on the members’ written entries.

“The only way to enrich and streamline the specification process is to understand the challenges professionals face each day, recognize what capabilities help the most and apply that insight to develop digital solutions that help simplify the process,” said David Krohn, Zurn’s Director of eCommerce and Digital Specifications. “Dave Texter secured the first annual Specifier of the Year for his wealth of insight. Dave’s essay not only demonstrated process simplification through digital tools, it took it a step further by explaining how it relates to a designer or engineer’s job. On behalf of the inSpec panel, congratulations, Dave, and a special thank you to all the plumbing engineers who entered the contest.”

Dave Texter received the honor on October 24, in Pittsburgh at the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium. The inSpec contest will be held again in 2020.

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