The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association has hired Charles White as its vice president of technical services.

“PHCC is pleased to welcome Chuck on board as our chief technical officer. His considerable expertise acquired from a 35-plus year career will make an excellent technical resource for our members and chapters,” said Gerry Kennedy, PHCC’s executive vice president.

White has a background in the mechanical and electrical field, having most recently served as president of Repairs inc., a mechanical and electrical contracting company in South Bend, Ind. He has a degree in building construction and contracting from Purdue University, and is certified by North American Technician Excellence in four service categories and three installation categories. In addition, he has served as PHCC’s representative to NATE’s technical committee.

White is a previous member of the advisory committee to Purdue University’s Building Construction Contracting School. He has also been an instructor for both the third- and fourth-year plumbing apprentice programs at Elkhart Career Center in Elkhart, Ind.