Jim Petersen, Director of Research/Development (R&D) and Quality for the PulteGroup has been elected as Vice President of the RESNET Board of Directors. Jim manages the R&D process to improve the quality, cost, and durability of PulteGroup’s Del Webb, DiVosta, Centex and Pulte homes. He also manages the large national production builder’s energy efficiency efforts. Jim Petersen is a Mechanical Engineer with 30 years of experience in the design and development of engineered components and systems. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan based PulteGroup is the nation’s second largest homebuilder selling 15,275 homes in 2011. Jim Petersen selection as the RESNET Board’s vice president will add the building industry’s voice to the RESNET Executive Committee and will serve to heighten RESNET’s visibility and credibility with builders who are the rating industry’s leading client.