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Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to Board of Plumbing

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

LANSING, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Aaron
Fedewa, of Howell, and the reappointments of Curt McNitt, of Traverse City, and Walt
Maner, of Ludington, to the State Plumbing Board.
Created in 2002, the seven-member board oversees the licensure of plumbers and
ensures the integrity of Michigan's plumbing industry.
These skilled and experienced appointees will help the board do good work as it
continues to oversee the plumbing profession, Snyder said.
Fedewa is owner of Fedewa Plumbing in Lansing. He has experience as a foreman and
an apprentice plumber, both with Lewis Plumbing, in Grand Ledge. He earned a master
plumbers license as well as a plumbing contractors license. He will represent licensed
plumbing contractors who hold a master's license. He will replace David M. Jones.
McNitt is a job foreman for D & W Mechanical Contractors in Traverse City. He has
worked in the plumbing industry since 1996 and earned his master's license in 2008.
McNitt previously served as an area coordinator for J.E. Johnson and as a job foreman
for Arms & Cole Mechanical Contractors. He is the owner of Trout Farmer. He will
continue to represent licensed plumbing contractors who hold a masters license.
Maner served as executive director of the Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors
Association for 19 years, retiring in 2009. He served as executive director of the
Michigan Distributors & Vendors Association from 1974 to 1990. Maner also worked for
the Lansing State Journal and Chicago Tribune in advertising sales. Maner earned a
bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He will continue to represent the
general public.
Members serve three-year terms expiring June 30, 2017. Their appointments are
subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.