Aquatherm’s Jim Paschal Honored by Plastics Pipe Institute’s Building and Construction Division

Jim Paschal, P.E., LEED AP, chief technology officer, Aquatherm North America, has been named Member of the Year by the Building and Construction Division of the Plastics Pipe Institute.

Paschal has been chair of the PPI Polypropylene Pressure Pipe Steering Committee since its inception in 2017. He has led efforts to update product standards for polypropylene piping systems, and is working to develop a new ASTM test method for PP-R and PP-RCT materials. Paschal has been instrumental in defining the type of work to be initiated and keeping members engaged.

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