THE NEW JERSEY STATE LEAGUE
OF MASTER PLUMBERS, INC.
FOUNDED IN 1931
Below are a list of committees working within The New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers Inc. Members have full access to these committees.
Carlo Sacchetti Chairman
Email - Phone 856-665-0233
This committee handles various apprenticeship functions, including the VICA Skills USA competition for New Jersey at the Expo Center in Somerset. A big part of their job is to acquire donations and materials from numerous supply houses, manufacturers and contractors to support the competitions needs.
This committee also supplies judges for the competition and helps contestants with any questions they may have.
Ernie Histing - Chairman
Email - Phone 586-875-8662
The treasurer of the State League recommends a budget which the floor approves at convention and he also reports at each month’s meeting on our ability to stick to that budget.
Richard L. Perfetti - Chairman
Email - Phone 856-253-0768
The Continuing Education Committee conducts, for State League members, the State Mandated Continuing Education courses required to renew your license. Course locations are through-out the state at reasonable cost.
Richard L. Perfetti - Chairman
Email - Phone 856-253-0768
The chairman of this committee handles every facet of our annual convention. He negotiates with the hotel casino’s, vendors, speakers etc.
Brian McLaughlin Chairman
Email - Phone 973-535-9311
The Education Committee is split into North and South divisions so that we may serve the membership fairly. The Education Committees hold meetings each month on a variety of topics, such as, Code Updates, Isometric Drawing, Business Law, and new technology for our Industry.
Chris Kirsten - Chairman
Email - Phone 732-580-6330
This committee compiles and arranges our monthly league newsletter.
Steve Rodzinak - Chairman
Email - Phone 908-725-5991
This chairman collects all resolutions by the close of the March meeting to be voted on at convention.
Steve Rickershauser - Chairman
Email - Phone 856-694-0205
Steve Rodzinak - Chairman Dave Bishop - Co-chairman
Email - Phone 908-725-5991 Email - Phone 973-686-1222
This committee sends all condolences, best wishes, baskets of fruit, or flowers for all appropriate occasions for league members, family and friends.
Bill Davis - Chairman
Email - Phone 856-547-4750
This committee is responsible for the content of the organization's Web Site.
Doug Loranger- Chairman
Email - Phone 201-522-9433
The officers of The New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers Inc. are nominated and then voted for at our annual convention. Any member in good standing can nominate or be nominated.
All members do not have an official casting vote, but are represented by delegates from their respective local association. These delegates along with the representatives of the Executive Board cast all votes.
Franklin Township (Gloucester County)
Local Association: Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors of Camden County
Years in Profession: 35 Years
Steven, licensed as New Jersey Master Plumber # 7383 has been involved in the plumbing and heating industry for over 35 years. He was licensed in 1987 by the New Jersey State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers and operated a successful plumbing business for many years until being appointed to the position of Construction Official by the Township of Franklin in Gloucester County.
Mr. Rickershauser is also accredited by the New Jersey State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers as Continuing Education Instructor # 92 and devotes a substantial amount of his time to educate members from his own Camden County Association as well as other State League members statewide.
In Addition to is Master Plumbers license and Continuing Education Instructor accreditation, Mr. Rickershauser has also recieved technical licensure by the State of New Jersey Division of Codes and Standards as an HHS Level Plumbing Inspector and Mechanical Inspector. He also holds an administrative level license as a Plumbing Subcode Official.
Steven is Chairman of the Leagues Special Insurance Committee and administers the process of collecting and inspecting proposed resolutions that will be voted on at the Leagues yearly convention to ensure clarity for the members. Aside from the New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers, Mr. Rickershauser is also actively involved with the New Jersey Plumbing Inspectors Association (NJPIA) and the Tri - County Construction Officials Association.
Years in Industry: 32 Years
Mr. Oliva has also recieved technical licensure by the State of New Jersey Division of Codes and Standards as an HHS Level Plumbing Inspector and Mechanical Inspector. He later pursued an administrative level license as a Plumbing Subcode Official and which he was awarded in 2005.
Additionally, Mr. Oliva is certified by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester and Inspector and more recently has been awarded accreditation by the New Jersey State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers as a Continuing Education Instructor.
Mr. Oliva, like Mr. Schiavone and Mr. Walsh is also a member of the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). He is also affiliated with the American Society of Sanitary Engineering and is a member of the New Jersey Plumbing Inspectors Association.
During this era The Watts’ regulator comapany produced its popular automatic temperature and pressure relief valve in the 1930s. Before this you used one of two valves.
1. Pressure-only relief valve
2. Fusible plug-type temperature and pressure relief valve.
The first did nothing for temperature and the second was a lead plug that melted at 210 degrees F. (pretty cool)
Even though we were involved in a world war Americans still figured out how to bring us 2 items that plumbers use on a daily bases. The Sawz All and flexible supply tubes.
The flexible supply tube was invented around 1939 by Robert Zell, but could not be produced because of wartime material shortages until Brass Craft was founded in 1945.
The Sawzall, did just what it said it sawed almost any shape in plaster, wood, metal etc..., The first one was sold about 1949.
Just imagine sitting through a meeting when a member says I just installed a flapper in a toilet, A FLAPPER, WHAT IS THAT? Up until this time you needed a tank ball, upper and lower lift rods, guides etc… But in 1953 The Korky flapper changed our way of repairing a leaking toilet.
People must have had a lot of time on their hands in 1953, because from a rubber playground hand ball, today’s modern pneumatic test plug. Before this plug was invented you used a cast iron mechanical plug. I assume there were a lot of stuck hands when a stack of water let loose while trying to remove the plug.
During this decade, we saw plastic DWV piping approved for use in New Jersey.
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