IAPMO Promotes Davis, Palkon

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, in recognition of their work expanding The IAPMO Group’s capabilities and influence worldwide, has promoted Gaby Davis to chief administrative officer and Tom Palkon to chief technical services officer, incoming IAPMO CEO Dave Viola announced.

Davis joined IAPMO in 1995 and has served roles integral to every shared service that supports The IAPMO Group’s various business units, most importantly serving as Standards Council secretary since 2000, where she’s been essential to the administration of IAPMO’s ANSI-accredited consensus code development process, also serving on the ANSI Board of Standards Review up until 2019, when she finished her term as chair. As executive vice president of Global Operations, Davis has ensured all business units have the resources they need to service customers and members and supported all IAPMO Group staff individually.

Palkon joined The IAPMO Group in 2014 to lead its new Water Systems division following 18 years at the Water Quality Association, the Illinois-based not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry. In addition to growing Water Systems into a leading provider of certification for drinking water treatment units, drinking water systems and microbiological filters, Palkon assumed the role of executive director of the ASSE International chapter of IAPMO, an ANSI-accredited standards developer and product certification body, in 2017.