• The IAPMO Board of Directors announced IAPMO COO/Executive Vice President DAVE VIOLA has been appointed CEO effective Jan. 1, 2021, taking over for GP RUSS CHANEY, who is retiring after a quarter-century at the helm of the 95-year-old association. Viola has more than 25 years of senior management experience within the plumbing and mechanical industry. He joined IAPMO in 2007 and was its COO for the past seven years.

CHRIS CALABRO, a 30-plus-year veteran of the electrical, HVAC and fire safety industries, joins Channel Marketing Group as vice president. He will be supporting clients in the electrical, plumbing, HVAC and fire safety industries.

Professional Plumbing Group’s board of directors and Dunes Point Capital named ROBERT LOGEMANN as chairman and CEO of PPG. Logemann joined PPG, a provider of plumbing products and solutions owned by DPC, earlier this year as executive chairman, and effective immediately, will also assume the CEO role.

HARDI hired JOE HARTGE as data analyst, while WARREN PATRICK joins the association as account manager.

• The AD buying and marketing group announced Senior Vice President of Human Resources NEIL COHEN won the HR person of the year award for medium-sized companies in the greater Philadelphia region. The award recognizes professionals who exemplify outstanding achievement.

ROBERT L. WIELAND, one of the original founders of the American Institute of Kitchen Dealers, now the National Kitchen & Bath Association, died Aug. 20 in his hometown of Allentown, PA. He was 91.

SONNHALTER, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, partnered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for an 11th year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, raising $27,000 worth of tools and building materials. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected $310,000 in donations. 

• Lebanon, Pennsylvania-based distributor APR SUPPLY was named to the Central Penn Business Journal’s 24th annual list of the top 50 fastest growing companies in central Pennsylvania. To be eligible for consideration, companies were required to show revenue of at least $500,000 in each of fiscal years ending 2017, 2018 and 2019, as well as revenue growth in 2019 as compared to 2018.

• Mesa, Arizona-based CENTRAL ARIZONA SUPPLY announced plans to renovate and expand the iconic Old Potato Barn in Gilbert, Arizona. Central Arizona will open its 12th location within two areas of the property. Half the barn will house a showroom, while an 8,000-square-foot building will house a plumbing supply and parts counter and warehouse.

AQUATHERM’s Scan-to-Fab service has been named a platinum winner of a Spaces4Learning 2020 new product award. Spaces4Learning is a publication for educational institutions, the architectural community, service providers and others interested in creating high-quality facilities.