On February 4, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the newly appointed members of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee for 2015 as well as 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.
Roy is currently employed with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and 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, 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.
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, and also 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
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 to successful construction by leading a team of approximately 30 professionals. Prior to joining Clayton Homes, Weldy served as the Director of the 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
Anderson is the owner of Timberland Mobile Housing, LLC, and 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. In addition, he is an active member of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA), a non-profit trade association representing the interests of a variety of businesses involved in the manufactured housing industry.
Mark J. Mazz
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) in developing requirements for accessible emergency housing and co-wrote “Design Details for Accessible Disaster Relief Housing.”
Demitrus has served on the MHCC as a member of the “User” category since January 1, 2012. He 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. ##
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