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PMI Mourns the Loss of a Friend and Member

It is with great sadness that we share the tragic news that Michael Salek, Fluidmaster Engineering Director, passed away suddenly in a motorcycle accident this past Wednesday. A valuable member of the Fluidmaster family since May of 2011, Michael participated in a number of PMI conferences and technical discussions. Previously with Hunter Industries and Rain Bird Corporation and living near San Diego, Michael will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 7. Details are shown below. Please keep Michael’s family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.


Fluidmaster has established the Michael Salek Fund in memory of our friend, co-worker, and Fluidmaster family member to benefit his 8 year old son, Matthew.

PHC News Features Q&A with PMI CEO, Executive Director

The Plumbing Manufacturers International Conference is meeting in Chicago on October 27-30. With the group preparing to discuss the latest issues, technology and trends impacting the plumbing industry, Plumbing Engineer took a moment to chat with PMI CEO/Executive Director Barbara C. Higgens.

Higgens shared what’s new with PMI and what to expect for this year’s convention.

Higgens Talks WaterSense on European CEIR Panel

PMI CEO Barbara C. Higgens was featured on a panel as part of the 2014 annual conference of CEIR, the European Association for the Taps and Valves Industry held in Interlocken, Switzerland.