President’s Report

Vivian Enriquez, CPD
July 2019

Thank you to all that attended the June 05, 2019 meeting and thanks to our guest speaker, Mr. Doug Kirk who presented the “UPC – Chapter 6 – Water Supply & Distribution – Water Sizing Changes from 1962 to 2018”. Mr. Kirk is the Technical Services Supervisor for IAPMO. On behalf of the ASPE-LA Chapter Board, thanks to our guest speaker and all those that have attended.

It is with deepest sadness to announce to you all,  the passing of Haig Demergian on June 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  By the time you read this newsletter,  his services will already be over.  Viewing and funeral services were held on June 25 and June 26, respectively.  We had been touched by Haig’s dedication to ASPE including his teaching of the plumbing courses at the UCLA Extension. He will surely be missed.  May he rest in peace.

The ASPE region 4 president’s meeting was held in Sacramento,  California and was sponsored by the Northern California Chapter headed by Dave Huhn and his team.  Our very own Scott Steindler including Dave’s team have done an excellent job…  the venue and food were excellent including the field trip. Kudos to all of those participated as well.

We also wanted to welcome the following new member to the Los Angeles Chapter.  • Octavio Gonzalez

Please extend your welcome and hello to all when you see them at the meeting.

For the month of July,  our meeting will be held on July 10, 2019 and we will have Mr. Mike LeMaster,  Field Technical Representative for Charlotte Pipe who will be speaking on “Cast Iron – History,  Applications, Selection, Couplings, Coatings & More”.  Please do not miss to attend this meeting and hope to see you all.

Please remember that there will be no meeting in August as we will have the ASPE LA & OC Product Show & Technical Seminars on August 15.  There will be 4 topics for the seminars.  The OC Chapter headed by their new president, Art Urroz agreed to be the chairman of this year’s product show.  This will be the first time that OC chapter will chair this event.  Please watch out for announcement in the next few weeks.

Lastly,  please note that registration for the 2019 Technical Symposium is now open.  It will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel from October 24 to 27, 2019.  Register now at