Gov. Whitmer appoints Horton to state board

SWARTZ CREEK — Michael D. Horton of Swartz Creek has been appointed to the Board of Boiler Rules. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment Friday.

Horton is a system engineer for General Motors, a locomotive engineer and fireman for the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission, and owner and operator of steam tractor engines.

He holds a master of science degree in reliability engineering from the General Motors Engineering and Management Institute and a bachelor of science degree in computer systems engineering from Western Michigan University.

He is reappointed to represent antique steam boiler owners and operators for a term commencing Oct. 16 and expiring July 30, 2024.

The Board of Boiler Rules was created to prescribe uniform rules for boilers; provide for the licensing of boiler inspectors, installers and repairers; set fees for licenses, permits, inspections and certificates; and provide penalties for violation of the act.

The appointment is subject to the advance and consent of the Senate. — L.R.