PEOPLENEWS • American Standard Brands appointed MAHA EL KHARBOTLY to the newly created role of chief marketing officer for American Standard Brands/LIXIL Water Technology Americas. • Grundfos bolstered its American municipal water utility business with the appointments of THOMAS MORRISON (vice president, service) and ROB MONTENEGRO (vice president, municipal sales). Both report to Regional Managing Director DUNCAN COOPER. The company also appointed ANTHONY SELLERS vice president of finance for the Americas region. • Watts Water named CHRIS JAMIESON vice presidentmarketing. Jamieson previously served as vice president-backflow and valves for the North Andover, Mass.-based company. Watts also named SEAN PERRY national sales manager — fire & waterworks. • Wilo USA welcomed LARRY E. TOEPFER as OEM sales and training manager for the company’s Building Services division. The company also named STEVE MANEY national sales manager for building services and groundwater. • The Decorative Plumbing Hardware Association honored JON SPECTOR’s career and contributions in the industry by inducting him into the DPHA Council of Fellows. Spector recently served as strategic board chairman for Dombracht Americas and was on the DPHA Board of Directors from 2009-2013. • LUX Products announced GARY HSIEH has joined the company as director of product management. • Quality Service Contractors COO and Vice President CHARLIE WALLACE announced he will retire in 2016. Wallace will culminate his QSC career at the annual Power Meeting in March in Daytona Beach, Fla. COMPANYNEWS • FALCON STAINLESS recently announced its expansion with a relocation from Sun Valley, Calif., to Temecula, Calif. The move will allow Falcon to add staff and new products while maintaining high levels of customer service, same-day delivery and innovative products, the company noted. • AIM/R’s 44th annual conference will take place Oct. 18-21, 2016 in Miami at the Biltmore Hotel. • OMNI will hold its Vendor Invitational July 25-27, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla. The buying group’s 2016 meeting will be held Jan. 28-31 at the JW Marriott on Marco Island, Fla. The Luxury Products Group’s 2016 meeting will be held Jan. 25-26 on Marco Island. • EMBASSY’s Spring Conference, which celebrates the buying group’s 25th anniversary, takes place March 14-18 in Phoenix. • DELTA FAUCET CO. And PLUMBING HEATING COOLING CONTRACTORS — NATIONAL ASSOCIATION presented their highest plumbing honors to HARLEY PERRY (contractor of the year; Perry Plumbing Heating & Air) and BRANDON PETTWAY (apprentice of the year, Bill Howe Plumbing) at PHCC’s recent CONNECT 2015 conference. • WILLOUGHBY appointed THE FOUNDERS GROUP and STEVE MECHLER & ASSOCIATES as manufacturers reps. TFG services north, east and west Texas, while Steve Mechler & Associates services the south-central Texas area. • BUCKAROOS’ new website at WWW.COOLDRYSADDLES.COM is designed for mechanical engineers and features a variety of CoolDry support applications. CoolDry saddles answer pipe-insulation concerns for chilled water, cold water, refrigeration and ammonia refrigeration piping.
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