The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute Is Taking Charge of Change

August 05, 2010

The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) is taking its 2010 fall meeting to downtown Washington, D.C. The gathering will revolve around the theme "Taking Charge of Change," which includes looking to the future and seeing the changes that need to be made, not just to PMI, but also to the plumbing manufacturing industry as a whole.

Marine Corps. General Anthony Zinni (Ret.) (pictured), a retired four-star general and author of Leading the Charge, will provide the keynote speech. As an expert in leadership, he’ll talk about what it takes to implement change, whether it is on the battlefield or in the boardroom.

Other speakers include Suzanne Fisher, of Pratt Industries, who will offer an overview of changing international trends in sustainability. The Fair Trade Issue Committee meeting will feature Terry Miller, of the Heritage Foundation, and Elise Owen, of the American National Standards Institute, who will present on U.S. industrial challenges in China. During the Member Services Committee meeting, crisis communications expert Marty Boyer will offer strategies on how to survive and thrive in the midst of a media firestorm.

Yvonne Orgill from the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (U.K.) will make a presentation along with invited guests Gunther Schieweck, of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials R&T Germany; Ken Tomihiro from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating; and Tim Fisher, of the Plumbing Products Industry Group, at the international plumbing forum.

For more information about PMI's semi-annual meetings or to register, click here.
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