PEOPLE NEWS • F.W. Webb named THOMAS GRUNEWALD senior vice president sales, JOHN DODGE manager Thermoplastic Piping Division, JOE JAUSS market manager for power and energy and CHERYL BROGAN showroom manager of the Frank Webb’s Bath Center in Bedford, Mass. • Duravit USA named longtime team member MICHELLE YANKO national projects coordinator, REBECCA FRANK customer service manager and MICHAEL VENTIMGLIA technical specialist. • Moen announced the addition of ALAN GRAVELY as senior director of brand communications. Beyond the U.S., Gravely also will support marketing efforts in China, Canada and Mexico as needed. • Watts Water recently announced TONY JOHNSON has joined the company as regional sales managersouth central. Johnson, who previously worked at Moen, also will be responsible for driving sales of the One Watts Water Portfolio, a broad line of products offered by the various Watts Water Technologies companies. • HARDI named KARA MARTENS to the newly created position of events coordinator. She will be supporting HARDI’s Networking pillar. • The National Kitchen & Bath Association announced the appointment of MANUEL GUTIERREZ as the first consulting economist in the association’s 52-year history. He is spearheading a new robust research initiative in the kitchen and bath industry. • The Plastics Pipe Institute announced LANCE MACNEVIN, P.E., has joined the association as director of engineering, Building and Construction and Conduit divisions. • Panasonic Heating and Air Conditioning Group promoted JADE CULBERTSON to national sales manager of Panasonic’s ECOi-VRF Division. • PAT GRAEF, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, director, evaporative media core technology, research and development at Fort Myers, Fla.-based Munters Corp., was installed as vice president of ASHRAE at its 2015 annual conference in late June. COMPANY NEWS • UPONOR and RINNAI were recently honored with Partners of Choice awards from Houstonbased David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder. Rinnai won for the fourth year in a row, while Uponor was a winner for the second year in a row. • WATTS WATER recently unveiled www.onewattswater.com, a microsite that provides an overview of the broad selection of water products, services and solutions provided by its large family of companies. • ARMSTRONG FLUID TECHNOLOGY’s Planet Proposition sustainability initiative is celebrating its second year with significant energy savings achieved via its HVAC solutions, solid progress toward key operational environmental goals and new worldwide community projects, the company stated. • A. O. SMITH presented employees of the Protective Coatings Division in Florence, Ky., with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for 2014. The award is given annually to the A. O. Smith facility that achieves the best overall performance in workplace safety. • WILO USA launched its new Wilo Groundwater Select website for easy selection of submersible well pumps, motors and accessories for water wells, agriculture, dewatering and industrial applications. Visit www.wilo.pump-flo.com. • SJE-RHOMBUS recently conducted product training for 17 attendees representing a variety of distributors, installers, engineers and manufacturers representatives at its manufacturing headquarters in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
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