ATLANTA, GA (April 26, 2006) — Kellen Company, a global professional services firm, and the premier international association management company (AMC), recently announced the appointment of Michael Fischer as Director of Codes and Regulatory Affairs. Fischer will carry out code advocacy and state and federal regulatory activities for Kellen’s building and construction clients.
“We are delighted to have Michael lead our Department of Codes and Regulatory Affairs,” said Peter Rush, Kellen Company president and CEO. “With his in-depth experience and knowledge in this field, Michael will be instrumental in responding to our association clients’ demand for superior advocacy and management of code and regulatory issues.”
Kellen has a long history of managing trade associations that provide building-related goods and services used in residential, commercial, industrial and military applications. Among Kellen’s current building and construction clients are the Builders Hardware Manufactures Association and the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association.
In his new role, Mr. Fischer will be responsible for client advocacy in the national model codes, energy codes and the state code agencies. He will also provide Kellen and its clients with comprehensive regulatory and technical advice on the state and federal levels.
Mr. Fischer has worked for both major manufacturing corporations and associations within the building industry for over twenty years. Most recently, he served as Director of Code and Regulatory Compliance for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, where he worked closely with state and federal government agencies to develop key code and regulatory positions. Mr. Fischer has also held sales and marketing positions at Owens Corning Fiberglas, Overhead Door Corporation and Clopay Building Products.
Mr. Fischer currently serves as a member of the Board of the Glazing Industry Code Committee, and is a member of several other code advisory committees and associations including the International Code Council Industry Advisory Committee, and the National Fire Protection Association. He is active in his hometown community of Chittenango, NY as well as in numerous charitable and civic organizations.