Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Six To Texas State Board Of Plumbing Examiners
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed James “Ron” Ainsworth, William “Bill” Klock, and Mark Savasta to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners for terms set to expire on September 5, 2023. Additionally, the Governor appointed Frank Denton, who was named chair of the board, Calvin “Chip” Dence, and T. “Justin” MacDonald for terms set to expire on September 5, 2025. The board licenses master plumbers, journeymen, plumbers, and plumbing inspectors.
James “Ron” Ainsworth of Midland is a licensed Master Plumber and CEO of The Bosworth Company, LTD. He is a member of the Nexstar Network. Ainsworth attended Midwestern State University.
William “Bill” Klock of Austin is a mechanical engineer and serves as the vice president and chief technical officer for EEA Consulting Engineers. He is a former director and regional chair for the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Klock received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mark Savasta of Houston is the city building official for the City of Houston. He is a member of the International Code Council. Savasta received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University.
Calvin “Chip” Dence of Victoria is the owner and partner of East End Builders & East End Lumber Co. He is a member of the International Code Council and the Texas Association of Builders. Dence attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics and holds an Airline Transport Certificate.
Frank Denton of Conroe is the owner and president of the Denton Investment Corporation. He is a former commission chairman of the Texas Department of License and Regulation and a former member of the Texas Medical Board and Texas Association of Business. Denton received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.
“Justin” MacDonald of Kerrville is the president and CEO of MacDonald Companies, Inc. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, Texas Association of Builders and Texas Business Leaders Council. MacDonald received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Angelo State University, a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Certificate in Managerial Leadership from The University of Texas at Austin.