The Board of Directors ensures that the purpose of the RPA continually remains current, relevant, and on-course to meet the ongoing goals and objectives of the RPA members.
The Board of Directors includes five officers and seven Directors-at-Large who serve as Chairmen to the seven committees.
Mark J. Chaffee, Director of Marketing - Residential Products
1160 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-942-8000 Fax: 401-248-0046
Mark Chaffee has been with TACO since 1994 and currently oversees Taco’s advertising, brand management, social media, product management and contractor education & training programs. Mark’s representation on the RPA board began in 2011 when he was appointed to fill the newly created seat as the liaison between AHRI’s Hydronic Institute public relations committee and the RPA. The partnership was created to bring together into one organization all those who have a vested interest in seeing the industry’s share of the North American home comfort market grow.
Mark has been a strong voice in an effort to unite manufacturers, suppliers and contractors to create a program for the United States based on the Canadian Hydronics Council’s ‘Beautiful Heat’ campaign. He believes that the industry can experience significant growth for all members through heightened public awareness of the comfort and health benefits of hydronic based systems.
As a native of Rhode Island, Mark spent several years away from the Ocean State between prep school, college, and a stint owning his own business in the marketing and publishing field. After selling the business he went on to graduate school where he earned a MBA with a focus on new product marketing. While taking a few hard earned months off after graduation before starting a management consulting job in New York City he stumbled upon Taco, it was an immediate fit and ever since he has been working to strengthen the hydronics industry and Taco’s role within it.
Ingrid Mattsson, Senior Manager – Brand Management
5925 148th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Ingrid Mattsson joined Uponor in 1995 and admits that at that time, she did not know a BTU from a BLT. She is happy to report that she now knows the difference, and her knowledge of and respect for the heating and plumbing industry has grown immensely.
Currently, she is the Senior Manager overseeing the care and management of the Uponor brand. This includes managing Uponor’s national advertising, public relations, literature development, internal and external communications and general branding efforts – nationally as well as contributing on a global level. Through the venue of marketing communications, Ingrid has devoted many years to the advancement of radiant floor heating awareness for trade professionals and consumers and has dedicated great energy to learning and understanding the features and benefits of radiant systems.
A native New Yorker, now happily living in Minnesota, Ingrid often draws from the varied experiences she gained while working first for an ambassador and then in the International Relations Department of Bankers Trust Company in Manhattan.
Ingrid holds herself to high standards and brings passion, experience, wisdom, integrity, relationship building, and an inquiring nature to anything she does. She is committed to her faith, to Uponor, to leadership through empowerment, and to sustainable goals both professionally and personally that will ultimately lead to a better environment and future.
The following highlight Ingrid Mattsson's involvement in her community - locally and nationally:
• Uponor Green Team, Apple Valley, MN, Founding Member
• Spirit of Hope Independent Catholic Church, Sunfish Lake, MN, Core Team/Parish Council
• American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN, Board Member
• Green Builder Coalition, Chicago, IL, Founding Board Member
• RPA/IAPMO, Mokena, IL, Board Member
Carol Fey & Associates, Inc.
Littleton, CO 80122
Carol Fey is a degreed (M.A. and M.Ed.) technical trainer, troubleshooter, and author with over 25 years in the controls industry. She has been honored as National Technical Trainer of the Year by the American Society for Training and Development. Carol teaches live classes in basic electricity and controls. She specializes in teaching what a contractor needs to know and--as importantly--nothing that he or she doesn't need. Recently Carol has worked in Antarctica as a heating mechanic and as an emergency communication operator.
Carol writes for a number of magazines. Her topics include HVAC troubleshooting, hydronics systems and controls, and work in Antarctica.
Carol Fey & Associates, Inc. was founded in 2000 with the publication of the book Quick & Basic Electricity. Carol had been teaching electricity classes to plumbing and heating contractors in her job as the Honeywell controls rep in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. Other books soon followed: Quick & Basic Hydronic Controls, Quick & Basic Troubleshooting, and Quick & Basic House Wiring. In the first five years, over 10,000 books have been sold, primarily to plumbing and heating professional contractors.
||Mike Dietrich, Business Team Manager for Radiant Heating/Cooling and Energy Transfer Piping Systems
Mike Dietrich is located at REHAU’s North American Headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Frostburg State University, MD and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College, PA. Also, he sits on the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for the Center for Built Environment (CBE) located at UC Berkeley, CA. Furthermore, Mike Dietrich is a RPA Board of Director member since 2011. In addition, he has previous industry experience associated with high purity water systems, zoological life support systems, water parks, and rural drinking water systems with a specialization in a variety of filtration technologies such as media, cartridge, carbon, and ceramics as well as chemical specialization in CD ozonation, bromine, and chlorine delivery/monitoring systems.
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Phone: 316-425-7400 extension 205
Dorothy represents Viega which is an innovative global leader in plumbing, heating and pipe joining technology. Viega manufactures, sells and distributes more than 16,000 products for residential, commercial and industrial applications worldwide.
Education Committee Chairman
Codes and Standards Committee Chairman
Randy Knapp, Director of Engineering
Plastics Pipe Institute
Randy participated in the start-up of RPA years ago and particiated in the development of the first radiant guide. Randy's work history in addition to the Plastics Pipe Institute includes working for UPONOR and WIRSBO. Randy holds a degree in engineering, an MBA and will complete his Ph.D in Organization Development in May 2013.
Government Relations Committee Chairman - Vacant
Nominating Committee Chairman
Intermountain Sales & Mktg, Inc.
60 North Cutler Drive, #103, North Salt Lake, Utah 84054
Technical Committee Chairman
Hydronics Industry Alliance Committee Chairman
A. Todd Romig, Vice President of Sales & Marketing,
Heat Transfer Products, Inc.
120 Braley Road, East Freetown, MA 02717
Membership Committee Chairman