Gypsum Association Hires Technical Director

November 2015

The Gypsum Association announced that Michael Schmeida, MSc, LEED AP, joined the staff Oct. 5. Schmeida has nearly 15 years of experience in construction products, most recently as corporate manager of stewardship for plumbing industry product manufacturer Oatey. In that position, he held sustainability, compliance, code and regulatory oversight across all Oatey brands.

For a decade, he served Tremco’s Commercial Sealant and Waterproofing Division, beginning as a technical service representative and leaving as the division’s director for compliance and sustainability. He has authored numerous articles for publication and is a frequent speaker on issues related to sustainability, green chemistry, and consumer safety.

Schmeida’s standards and codes experience includes participation in over three dozen organizations. He has actively participated in 10 ASTM committees, currently chairs ASTM E60 on Sustainability, and leads a task group working on a guide for alternatives analysis. In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Standing Standard Project Committee 189.1, which sets standards for the development of most high-performance green buildings.