Patrick Hogan named president of DIPRA
Hogan brings national expertise in governmental affairs to the group.
GOLDEN, CO, MARCH 6, 2017 -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) is pleased to announce the selection of Patrick J. Hogan as President, bringing national expertise in governmental affairs to an industry group whose members champion the safe delivery of water through reliable infrastructure systems.
Hogan has served in senior positions for political campaigns in Wisconsin as well as for a national trade association in Washington, D.C. His experience with various coalitions, political committees and the media will further help build momentum to find answers for our nation's water system needs.
"With water infrastructure issues at the forefront of the national conversation, I am honored to represent DIPRA," said Hogan. "This is a critical time to bring together the right parties to address solutions at federal, state and local levels, and to assure the American public that their water supplies are safe, sustainable and affordable for generations to come." Hogan can be reached at Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org. His appointment at DIPRA is part of a management succession plan, given the coming retirement of Jon R. Runge, who had been president of DIPRA since 2013.
Runge, a former senior official at the American Water Works Association and brewer MillerCoors, brought marketing and management expertise to DIPRA. Under his leadership, the association expanded its services in providing publications, scientific studies and a regional engineers program. He also was instrumental in making DIPRA's resources more accessible to engineers and utility officials through modernizing of the website and multi-media channels.
"Jon's leadership made a significant difference at DIPRA," said L. Gregg Horn, vice president of technical services. "We wish him well in his coming retirement."
Founded in 1915, the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) has served as a resource and technical advisor to the water industry. DIPRA also provides representation on standards-making committees as well as technical research on a variety of applications-based topics. While DIPRA member companies have different names and locations, they share a common commitment to produce and deliver the finest quality water and wastewater pipe material in the world, Ductile Iron Pipe, and at the greatest possible value to its purchasers.