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The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has announced the newly appointed members of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee for 2015 as well as for those appointed to a second term. Robin Roy, Chris Flannery, John W. Weldy and Joseph L. Anderson II will serve as new committee members while Mark Mazz and James Demitrus will begin their second three-year terms.
These first- and second-term committee members are joining existing members Steven T. Anderson, Debra Blake, Ishbel Dickens, William Freeborne, Dominic Frisina, Rick Hanger, Jeffrey T. Legault, Michael Lubliner, Timothy J. O’Leary, Leo Poggione, Manuel Santana, Gregory K. Scott, Timothy Sheahan, David Tompos, and Richard Weinert. HUD expresses its appreciation to departing members, Michael Wade, Theresa Desfosses, Mark Luttich and Frank Walter.
Established in 2000, the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee advises HUD’s Secretary on manufactured housing construction and safety standards. The Committee also provides advice on federal procedural and enforcement regulations for manufactured housing. The new appointments include:
►Robin Roy, Ph.D. currently employed with the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), has served as the director of Building Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Strategy since 2010. He has worked for three decades to help meet society’s need for secure, economic, and environmentally sound energy. Over the past year, Dr. Roy has immersed himself in the manufactured housing sector by working with the industry, consumers, utility and efficiency groups to understand their perspectives and build support for strong, workable, and affordable efficiency standards as required by federal regulations.
►Chris Flannery currently serves as the Supervising Inspector for the State of Nevada Manufactured Housing Division (MHD). As the Supervising Inspector, Flannery collaborates with building officials, members of the public, and other staff members, as well as, represents the Division as the prime point of contact for inquiries from local jurisdictions. Prior to serving as the Supervising Inspector, Flannery served as the state of Nevada’s Building Official and Planning Director for eight years.
►John W. Weldy currently employed with Clayton Homes Inc., has served as the Director of Engineering since October 2005. As the Director of Engineering, Weldy directs activities of the engineering department and coordinates projects from the design state through to successful construction by leading a team of approximately 30 professionals. Prior to Clayton Homes, Weldy served as the Director of Design Approval Plant Inspection Agency (DAPIA) Services at NTA Inc. where he was responsible for all outgoing DAPIA approvals and DAPIA correspondence with states, HUD and IBTS.
►Joseph Lee “Jody” Anderson is owner of Timberland Mobile Housing LLC, has been a manufactured housing business owner for 28 years as a Texas licensee for manufactured housing retail. He is also a manufactured housing community owner. Anderson is an active member of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) which is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of a variety businesses involved with the manufactured housing industry.
►Mark J. Mazz has served on the MHCC as a member of the “User” category since 2010. Mazz is a licensed architect with significant knowledge of accessibility design. He provides accessibility consulting to property owners, developers, construction managers, contractors, civil engineers, architects, other design professionals, HUD, DOJ, advocates, and attorneys. In 2005, Mazz assisted the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with developing requirements for accessible emergency housing and co-wrote “Design Details for Accessible Disaster Relief Housing.”
►James Demitrus has served on the MHCC as a member of the “User” category since Jan. 1, 2012. Demitrus is a manufactured home owner and resident of Ohio where he currently serves as the Commissioner for the Ohio Manufactured Home Commission (OMHC). He is also the President of Lakeside Terrace Homeowners Association in Ohio. Demitrus retired from General Motors Corporation in Parma, Ohio and is currently self-employed as an electrician.