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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE A. Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. Appointed Rob McDonald as its president and CEO. McDonald had been vice president of sales and was part of the company’s sales management team for the last 18 years. Since 2003, McDonald has been on the company’s executive committee and board of directors. Bradley Corp. appointed Bryan Mullett to president. He is the fifth generation of Mulletts to hold the title of company president. Mullett has been with the company 15 years and most recently led the fixtures and accessories manufacturing department. Tecumseh Products appointed Jeff Fordeck to vice president of North American marketing & sales; Keith Gifford to director of marketing; Mark Strunk to director of procurement; and Dave Hawkes to senior manager of systems engineering. Johnson Controls named Melissa Marineau the director of marketing for Unitary Products. OBITUARY Holyoke Fittings National Sales Manager Michael W. Burr died after a brief battle with cancer on May 17. The company’s obituary noted “for the past three decades Burr was a committed friend, colleague and mentor to all in the plumbing and HVACR industries.” Burr is survived by his wife of 46 years, sons Michael and Matthew, sister Gene and six grandchildren. Kohler, HD Supply honored at Crystal Vision breakfast World Vision honored Kohler Co. With its Crystal Vision Award at the 12th annual Crystal Vision Breakfast in April as part of KBIS 2012 in Chicago. Kohler Co. Donated $6 million in product to World Vision’s The Storehouse operation last year. “We believe the health of communities and our businesses are intertwined and we are committed to strengthening both together,” Kohler Co. Group President of Interiors Rachel Kohler said in her acceptance speech. “We also know that the need to give back has been amplified. Our economy has been shaken to the core and more people than ever have found themselves unexpectedly in challenging dilemmas.” HD Supply was named the 2012 Partner of the Year. Brian G. McInerney, HD Supply’s director of regional distribution for the northwest, accepted the award. HD Supply donated $2 million in product to The Storehouse last year. Lyle Hunnicutt, president of RainTree Associates, was honored with the Robert P. Atkins Lifetime Achievement Award. Rohl Chief Operating Officer Lou Rohl, delivered the keynote address and laid out his company’s pyramid philosophy for “business and social responsibility.” From the base of basic needs to self-actualization at the pinnacle, Rohl noted, “these principals are omnipresent,” and giving what it can to World Vision and The Storehouse is a core value. Kohler agreed with Rohl, saying good business and community development go hand-in-hand. Rothenberger opens new U.S. headquarters Pipe tool technology manufacturer Rothenberger USA recently opened its new United States headquarters in Loves Park, Ill. The company’s manufacturing and distribution operations will now run out of the Loves Park facility. Rothenberger’s Los Angeles operation, which manufactured pipe-threading machines and pipe cutters, was moved to the new location, as was its Memphis, Tenn., distribution center. “It’s an exciting time for us,” Rothenberger USA Vice President and General Manager Chera Ellis told Supply House Times at the event. “We’ve created some new jobs and with the growth we are having, we are looking forward to there being more new jobs.” Scott Hall, president of Textron’s Industrial Segment, noted the new facility was a long time in the making. Rothenberger and Greenlee Textron have operated under a joint venture agreement since 2005. Greenlee is a market-leader in electrical tools and continues to make inroads with its products in the plumbing chain. “This is a tribute to Chera and her team for the growth that has occurred. A standalone investment was warranted,” Hall said.
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