PIMA Appoints Pezera as Technical Director
Originally published by: Retrofit Magazine — November 16, 2017
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The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) has announced Dr. Marcin Pazera as its technical director. With an engineering background and 16 years of experience in the building, construction and insulation industries, Pazera brings technical proficiency to this role.
In his role, Pazera will coordinate all technical-related activities within PIMA, serve as a technical liaison to organizations involved in the development of building standards, and represent the Polyiso industry at industry-related meetings.
“PIMA has earned respect for the depth of its knowledge about the impact of insulation on building performance and the strength of its advocacy on behalf of its members. I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute my training and experience to this effort to demonstrate the impact of high performing buildings and the role of insulation,” says Pazera. “As a supporter of the improvements in insulation technology and materials, PIMA has a voice in the ongoing national dialogue on energy efficiency and building resiliency.”
Pazera holds a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University and, over the course of his career, has worked with insulation products and demonstrated experience in evaluating their energy and moisture performance. His work encompasses the full arc of the insulation process—research, testing, product conception and production, design and implementation for specific client needs, and product support after installation.
“The breadth of Marcin’s expertise gives him insight into all aspects of our work. His understanding is not confined to the theoretical, but rooted in tactile familiarity with the products and processes at the core of our industry,” says Justin Koscher, president of PIMA. “Marcin has become a respected thought leader in the field of building science and PIMA will benefit from his contributions to enhancing the technical understanding of Polyiso insulation among our members and stakeholders in the industry.”