Past Presidents

Past Presidents

1931 – 1940

James A. Maher 1931-1932
Alfred J. Hoffman 1932-1933
M. Joseph Dericks 1933-1934
Charles Koster 1934-1935
Alexander H. Rover 1935-1936
Samuel H. Taylor 1936-1937
Charles Albanese 1937-1938
Frank Safino 1938-1940

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)

1940 – 1950

Harry Vogel 1940-1941
Albert J. Fechtner 1941-1942
John J. Eldracher 1943-1944
William J. Wilson 1944-1945
Anthony Marzullo 1945- 1946
George Van Varick 1946-1947
William J. Smith 1947-1948
Urban Tietgen 1948-1949
Anthony Minutella 1949- 1950

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.

1950 – 1960

Jerry Faber Sr. 1950- 1951
Vernon Tanis 1951- 1952
Philip Bukraba 1952- 1953
Charles Theobald 1953- 1954
James Falcone 1954- 1955
Howard O’ Dell 1955- 1956
Edward Molchon 1956- 1957
Armin Axelrod 1957-1958
Martin Van Ostenbridge 1958- 1959
Peter Post 1959- 1960

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.

1960 – 1970

Joseph Bevacqua 1960- 1961
Robert Ehrenbeck 1961- 1962
John Romanowski 1962- 1963
Virgil Gigilterra 1963- 1964
Nicholas Dinicola 1964- 1965
Leo Kantrowitz 1965- 1966
Mario Romano 1966- 1967
John Borduin 1967- 1968
Richard L. Wilson 1968- 1969
Joseph Zoldaz 1969- 1970

1970 – 1980

Anthony R. Lentine 1970- 1971
James Policastro 1971- 1972
Louis Bottino 1972- 1973
Raymond G. Wilson 1973- 1974
Harvey W. Gigerson 1974- 1975
Leonard McGraty 1975- 1976
Raymond Hopkins 1976- 1977
Edward Feldman 1977- 1978
Jerry Marino 1978- 1979
Vincent J. Dabundo 1979- 1980

During this decade, we saw plastic DWV piping approved for use in New Jersey.
1980 – 1990

Andrew S. Rosinski 1980- 1981
John Franciscone 1981- 1982
Gene Braden 1982- 1983
James D. McEvoy 1983- 1984
Mengeste T. El 1984- 1985
Dom Leone 1985- 1986
A. Joseph Brandimarte 1986- 1987
Charles W. Johnston 1987- 1988
Robert Aitken 1988- 1989
Joseph N. Sibilia 1989- 1990

1990 – 2000

William R. Meerholz 1990- 1991
Charles Sapienzo 1991- 1992
Nicholas Recanati 1992- 1993
Russell Hannigan 1993- 1994
Russell L. Hall 1994- 1995
Michael J. DiVincent 1995- 1996
Frank J. Rizzo 1996- 1997
Ernest W. Histing 1997- 1998
Frank Capria 1998- 1999
Gary J. Devine 1999- 2000

2000 – 2010

James C. Miller 2000 – 2001
Stephen R. Copeland 2001 – 2002
Brien F. McLaughlin 2002 – 2003
Jack Moritz 2003 – 2004
James Miller Jr. 2004 – 2005
Steven C. Rodzinak 2005 – 2006
Craig Hughes 2006 – 2007
Frank Czeronka 2007 – 2008
Keith McCall 2008 – 2009
Tony Cacciotti 2009-2010

2010-Present
David A. Weinfeldt 2010 – 2011
Thomas F. Walsh 2011 – 2012
Steve Rickershauser 2012-2013
Anthony Schiavone 2013-2014
Orlando Oliva 2014-2015