HIXSON, TN -- The Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute (CISPI) is pleased to announce that Dave Parney has been promoted to Senior Vice President, effective December 16, 2013.  Dave’s duties will include managing day-to-day operations of the Institute and oversight of the field technical staff. 

Executive Vice President Bill LeVan has announced that he will retire from his full-time position at the Institute at the end of 2014.  Bill will continue to play an active role in model code development, standards writing activities and special projects on a part-time basis.

“It is an honor and privilege to accept this position with the Institute,” Parney said.  “I look forward to advancing the high level of technical expertise CISPI brings to the plumbing industry, while maintaining the honesty and integrity that has earned the Institute such high regard.”

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my two and a half decades with CISPI and all the people I have worked with over the years,” LeVan said.  “We have faced many challenges and I have made many friends along the way.  For that, I am very grateful.”

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1989 from Eastern Illinois University, Dave worked for 21 years as a licensed plumber in Chicago, including estimating and managing operations. In 2010, Dave took a position with CISPI as the Midwest Representative, where he worked with engineers, contractors and code officials.  In 2012, Dave was named Vice President and his duties included supervision of the Institute’s field reps and conducting CISPI inspections of the three member foundries.

CISPI, as the domestic trade association for manufacturers of cast iron soil pipe and fittings, is dedicated to aiding the plumbing industry and addressing important technical aspects relating to the manufacture and installation of cast iron soil pipe and fittings and their use in the marketplace. Through the preparation and distribution of technical data, work with local and national code bodies, and by calling on code officials and plumbing engineers, CISPI helps create a better understanding of the merits of specifying and installing cast iron soil pipe and fittings.

CISPI maintains a comprehensive quality control program with respect to cast iron soil pipe and fittings manufactured by its member foundries in conformity to CISPI and ASTM standards. Each plant location is audited during the course of the year to help ensure that cast iron soil pipe and fittings bearing the Institute’s collective trademark (CI® ) meet the appropriate CISPI and ASTM standards. For more information, go to www.cispi.org.