Code Expert Joins ICC as VP of Plumbing, Mechanical Sectors

The International Code Council named Guy Tomberlin as its new vice president of Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Swimming Pool Codes Programs and Resources. Tomberlin brings more than three decades of experience in code enforcement, policy implementation and training development.

In his role, he will facilitate the adoption and implementation of the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code and International Swimming Pool and Spa Code in communities across the U.S. and around the world. He will continue building industry relationships along with managing the association’s PMG resources and outreach.

Prior to joining the Code Council team, Tomberlin served as the senior regulatory engineer for codes and regulatory services at Underwriters Laboratories. There, he was the designated lead for PMG code development and code official support-related activities. Before his tenure with UL, for nearly 35 years he assumed many building safety roles within the building department for Fairfax County, Virginia. There he served as inspector, inspection supervisor, codes education trainer, chief plumbing inspector and retired in 2019 as the branch chief of commercial and residential building inspections.

“Our current global health crisis highlights how important the safety of our building, plumbing and mechanical systems are for our health and survival,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “We welcome Guy to the team to help strengthen our industry relationships and increase our advocacy efforts for the adoption of modern, cost-efficient plumbing and mechanical codes and standards to ensure safe and sanitary buildings.”