Regional Director and Chapter Information

International Members
Jaime V. Valdivia
Upland CA

Vincent P. Gallo IV
Milwaukee WI

Debbie Vukovich
Garland TX

Donald R. Summers Jr.
St Louis MO

Joseph Fernandez Jr.
Miami Lakes FL



Matthew King III
Berwick PA

Daniel W. Rademacher
Butte MT

Give back to your profession and learn from each other

The aims and purposes of ASSE International were proclaimed over 100 years ago, but they continue to guide our organization’s activities today. Our mission is to continually improve the performance, reliability and safety of plumbing and mechanical systems to support our motto, “Prevention Rather Than Cure.” As a member of ASSE International, you will belong to an organization represented by all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries, forming a platform to receive, understand and solve industry problems relating to standards, codes, contracting, engineering and business. We encourage you to attend local chapter meetings, as well as our national Annual Meetings, get involved in chapter activities and apply for national committee work.

Whether it’s through planning or participating in local chapter activities and meetings, writing an article for our publications, mentoring a young member or volunteering on a committee, your involvement is essential to ASSE International’s success.

Become a Member of ASSE International

Download a Membership Application Form

ASSE International Bylaws

Benefits of ASSE International Membership

  • • 50% off new active

    • Networking and educational opportunities within the
    plumbing and mechanical industries

  • • Free subscription to ASSE magazines and newsletters:

    Working Pressure magazine and the ASSE International eNewsletter

  • • Discounts on publications published by ASSE (25% off)

    • Voting rights at Annual Meetings

    • Earn CEUs for IAPMO Re-certification by attending ASSE committee meetings

    • Authorization to use ASSE's logo on business materials

  • • Participation on national committees

    • Become an officer of a local ASSE Chapter

    • Eligibility for ASSE International Awards and Scholarship Program (members and their relatives)

Strengthen, support and give back to your profession by belonging to an organization that has been dedicated to the plumbing and mechanical industries since 1906.


ASSE International members have the opportunity to contribute to the organization by participating in the many comittees that drive the focus and direction of the organization. Download a Committee Application.

View ASSE International Committee Members

View ASSE International Committee Descriptions

Sustaining members

Sustaining members are companies that support ASSE International's mission through their membership.

View a List of all ASSE International Sustaining Members

Chapter Information

Why do professionals become members of ASSE International?

“ASSE is a leader in the cross-connection control industry and I wanted to be a part of the organization.”

“To maintain a relationship with a cross-section of people in the piping industry and to advance my career.”

“My company partners and relies on ASSE to uphold standards and certification integrity.”

“To become more familiar with my industry, keep up with the latest technology, ideas and discussions, and to be part of keeping our industry safe.”

“The main reason was to stay in front of code changes and new technology, and to share this information with my co-workers.”

“It is my professional responsibility to do so.”

Become a member of ASSE Internatonal today!

International awards

Below is a description of all ASSE Internationall Awards, along with an application form and/or list of requirements.

Henry B. Davis Award

The Henry B. Davis Award, named after the American Society of Sanitary Engineering’s founding president, may be awarded to just one recipient annually. It is awarded to a member who has contributed toward the advancement of sanitary engineering in accord with the ideals of ASSE International.

Fellow (FASSE) Award

The Fellow Award is a prestigious award presented to a candidate that has been a dues paying member in good standing for a minimum of five years. The candidate shall have served in an exemplary manner as an Officer, Regional Director or committee person for a period of not less than five years at either the chapter level or the national level. No more than three members may be elevated to Fellow status annually. All International Presidents of ASSE International shall achieve Fellow status without further action of the ASSE Board. All recipients of this award shall be permitted to use the designation “FASSE” after their name.

Best Media Presence

Presented to the chapter with the most outstanding newsletter and the best website.

Rand Ackroyd Award

The Rand Ackroyd Award is presented to an individual that has expressed a thorough knowledge and true dedication to the ASSE backflow prevention program or the backflow prevention industry by their efforts in protecting our drinking water through cross-connection control and education. Nominations shall be submitted by ASSE International members in good standing; however, the nominee is not required to be a member. Nominations shall include a biography of the candidate’s achievements in backflow prevention and cross-connection control.

Patrick J. Higgins Award

The Patrick J. Higgins Award, for outstanding contributions in the field of plumbing codes and standards, was named for a member who contributed greatly to the development and acceptance of ASSE standards internationally. The award shall be given to a person who demonstrates both knowledge and support of voluntary, consensus standards and their adoption into code. Nominations shall be submitted by ASSE International members in good standing; however, the nominee is not required to be a member. Nominations shall include a biography the candidate’s achievement in codes and standards.

Salvatore J. Farruggia Award

The recipient is chosen by the outgoing international president and is presented to a person that has contributed to the success of that president's term.

Most New Members Award

Presented to the chapter that recruited the most new members between Sept. 1 and Aug. 31 of the current year.

Dewey R. Dedrick Award

The Dewey R. Dedrick, Jr. Award was established in memory of the first president to die in office. This award is presented to a chapter of ASSE International that has demonstrated enthusiasm and progress on the chapter level. Any member of ASSE may nominate their chapter or another chapter for this award.