Raymond Turner of Lenert Plumbing was elected recently president of the Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of North Illinois.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - Raymond Turner of Lenert Plumbing Inc. in Naperville, Ill., was elected recently president of the Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of North Illinois.

John Bali of Another Plumbing Co. LLC in Minooka, Ill., was elected first vice president. Gary Rippentrop Sr. of GR's Plumbing & Heating Inc. in DeKalb, Ill., was elected second vice president.

Greg Hologa from G&M Plumbing in Sugar Grove, Ill., was elected secretary and Lori Abbott of Abbott Industries Inc. in Bensenville, Ill., was named treasurer.

Additional directors for 2004-2005 include Tom Bargiel, David Thomas Mechanical Inc., St. Charles; Paul Buddy, Paul Buddy Plumbing, Aurora; Bob Lempa, International Piping Systems, Schaumburg; Jim Young Jr., Bert C. Young & Sons Corp., Bellwood; and Russ Wegner of Wegner Plumbing Co., Mokena.

The association represents 175 union contractors and other members who provide and maintain plumbing, heating and cooling systems for institutional, commercial, business and residential use.