ASPE Member Named PPI’s Building & Construction Division Member of the Year

ASPE is pleased to share that Jim Paschal, PE, CPD, LEED AP, a member of our Intermountain Chapter, has been named the Building & Construction Division Member of the Year by the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI). Jim is the Chief Technology Officer for Aquatherm North America and has been an ASPE member since 2009. During his membership he has been active on ASPE’s Legislative and Technical & Research Committees.

Jim received the PPI award due to his work on the PPI Polypropylene Pressure Pipe Steering Committee, for which he has been the chair since its inception in 2017. He has led efforts to update product standards for polypropylene piping systems and is working to develop a new ASTM test method for PP-R and PP-RCT materials. Jim also has been instrumental in defining the type of work to be initiated and keeping members engaged.

The award was bestowed during PPI’s Annual Meeting on May 5, which was conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This year was a little different for us because it was the first time we could not physically congratulate each winner,” said PPI President David Fink. ”But just as in years past, the nominated projects in each of our five divisions were remarkable and the winners exceptional. It was a healthy competition, and that must be very satisfying to the winners.”

PPI’s annual awards program recognizes projects and members for exceptional contributions to the industry. Submissions in the association’s divisions are reviewed, evaluated, and voted upon by the PPI members.

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