“ The mission of the PIC is to be the leading representative for the plumbing industry. We accomplish this by providing unquestionable leadership in labor relations, education, political and regulatory action and industry promotion.”

Our History

Established in 1967, the Plumbing Industry Council addresses member issues of concern including labor relations, business practices legislation, code and regulatory issues, industry standards, requirements and regulations affecting the plumbing industry, job site safety. In addition, the Plumbing Industry Council promotes the use of licensed, union plumbing contractors who are engaged in all facets of plumbing including residential and commercial service and repair, new residential construction, light commercial and commercial construction, sewer repair/replacement sewer tracing camera, onsite/septic installation and repair, water main/site utilities.

Our Staff


Ray Hefner, Executive Vice President

Ray has led the Plumbing Industry Council since the summer of 1995. He possesses years of experience in all facets of association management, including governance, fiscal management, marketing and public relations, government relations, human resources, labor relations, education and training, and communications.  Ray holds a Masters Degree from Webster University, where he was a “Distinguished Graduate” and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis. He is a member of the St. Louis Society, Missouri Society and American Society of Association Executives. Ray is also registered lobbyist in the state of Missouri and is active in his community where he sits on the Jefferson County Planning Commission.


Xavier Gassier, Director of Operations

Xavier is directly responsible for all facets of office administration, membership services and continuing education for the Plumbing Industry Council.

In addition to his administrative and management responsibilities, Xavier also adds technical expertise to the Plumbing Industry Council bringing with him seven years of engineering experience in metal and composite structural analysis, lean manufacturing and planning, and tool design at Boeing and Northrop Grumman Aerospace and Defense.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla).

Member Benefits