Mark Eatherton joins RPA as Technical Director

This is good news not only for the RPA, but for the entire industry. Mark is a 36-year veteran of the radiant/hydronic industry and an RPA member since 1995. He recently served the industry as an expert witness and consultant, but said the opportunity to help develop the first radiant code convinced him to accept the position with the RPA. Here’s what he said in a letter to RPA members: “After many hours of contemplation, I decided to … dedicate the rest of my time on the face of this Earth to accomplishing the goals of the organization, which include, but are not limited to: development of an actual Hydronics, Solar and Radiant Code; ongoing training, education and certification of contractors; spreading the word of the joys of radiant comfort; and using what I consider the best method of delivery to interface all of these highly technical alternative energy systems into the most comfortable method of delivering heat, that being radiant, in mankind’s quest and effort to reduce our impact on the environment and increase our levels of comfort.”

Mark will serve as staff liaison to RPA’s Codes and Standards, Technical, Education, and Hydronics Industry Alliance committees; leading each in meeting its specific goals and objectives. He will also represent the RPA as an expert speaker and presenter of technical education via seminars and webinars, as well as write columns and technical articles for RPA’s Radiant Flooring Guide, RPA’s Radiant Living, and other industry publications.

Keeping up with Mark Eatherton

It won’t be easy, but keeping up with Mark will certainly be worth the effort. Here is a list of Mark’s appearances in March. Visit the RPA’s website for his April schedule.

2013 HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals. Monday-Wednesday, March 11-13, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The RPA’s Winter Webinar. Tuesday, March 19. Tune in from wherever you are.
2013 Illinois PHCC Plumbing-Heating-Cooling EXPO. Friday, March 22. Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.