Russ Manning, former executive director of facility operations & maintenance for the National Facility Services of the Kaiser Permanente Health System, joined the International Code Council’s Codes and Standards Department as deputy senior vice president of technical services. Dr. Manning will succeed Mike Pfeiffer, who plans to retire in 2023 after serving the Code Council for 36 years.
Dr. Manning brings more than 25 years of experience in process improvement and optimization in enterprise facility lifecycle management, real estate master planning and real estate management. He holds a Ph.D. in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and has served as a medical service officer in the U.S. Army. In his extensive project and leadership experience, he has previously managed a multi-national facilities operations program across 13 countries and an annual operating program of more than $1 billion. Through his contributions to the industry, Dr. Manning has also established the first Building Information Modeling guide for facility lifecycle integration within the healthcare sector.
The Technical Services Department, responsible for codes and standards development and architectural and engineering services, is an integral part of the Code Council. The department makes the process of understanding and applying the codes efficient and straightforward by offering code commentaries and code interpretations.