Lee Mercer of Moen Inc. Receives the 2013 PMI President’s Award

Rolling Meadows, IL (October 29, 2013)—Lee Mercer, Director of Product Compliance, Moen Inc. was awarded the prestigious President’s Award during the recent Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) Fall Conference in Washington, D.C. The award was presented to Mr. Mercer by current PMI President Jeff Baldwin, Engineering Manager, T&S Brass, Inc.

Established in 2009, by then PMI President Walt Strader, the President’s Award is given in recognition of lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to the plumbing industry. A longtime member of PMI and acting PMI President in 2010, Mr. Mercer embodies all these attributes.

“Congratulations to Lee. It’s been a pleasure working with him throughout the years at PMI and especially during his term as 2010 PMI President. Among other achievements, Lee instituted the concepts of PMI providing service to our conference-host cities, through charitable organizations. This honor is well deserved!” said Barbara C. Higgens, PMI CEO/Executive Director.

Previous President’s Award Winners include:
• Sally Remedios, Delta Faucet Company, 2009
• Shabbir Rawalpindiwala, Kohler Company, 2009
• Klaus Fromme, Bradley Corporation, 2010
• Rick Reles, Kohler Company, 2011
• Paul Patton, Delta Faucet Company, 2011
• Craig Selover, Masco Corporation, 2012

About PMI

Plumbing Manufacturers International is the voluntary, not-for-profit international industry association of manufacturers of plumbing products, serving as the Voice of the Plumbing Industry. Member companies produce a substantial quantity of the nation’s plumbing products.
For more information on PMI or its semi-annual meetings, contact the organization at 1921 Rohlwing Road, Unit G, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. Visit our website at www.pmihome.org.

PMI Mission Statement

  • To promote the water efficiency, health, safety, quality and environmental sustainability of plumbing products, while maximizing consumer choice and value in a fair and open marketplace.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of information and industry education.
  • To represent openly the member’s interests and advocate for sound environmental and public health policies in the regulatory/legislative processes.
  • To enhance the plumbing industry’s growth and expansion.


Barbara C. Higgens, CEO/Executive Director, Plumbing Manufacturers International, bhiggens@pmihome.org, 847-481-5500