COMPANY NEWS • FLINT & WALLING, a manufacturer of pumps and water systems, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The company is Kendallville, Ind.'s oldest manufacturer. Flint & Walling notes it is the only U.S. pump company to manufacture its own 4" submersible, jet pump and centrifugal pump motors. Flint & Walling is a wholly owned subsidiary of ZOELLER CO. • MUNCH'S SUPPLY and AMERICANEAGLE.COM announced the launch of a newly upgraded website in celebration of Munch's 60th anniversary as an HVAC distributor serving dealers and contractors in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Visit www.munchsupply.com for more details. • PRIER PRODUCTS announced the recent appointment of THE POINTER AGENCY as the company's new manufacturers representative in the state of Georgia. A startup company, The Pointer Agency is headed by TY BECKOM. • STEAMIST's Total Sense home spa system, a customizable collection of spa amenities for the shower, was included in the gift bags at the recent 2016 Academy Awards. • PANASONIC HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING GROUP recently introduced enhancements to its dealer rewards program including expanded benefits for dealers, contractors and end users. The program offers more incentives to registered experts for selling, registering and serving Panasonic HVAC equipment. For more details, visit www.hvacdealerrewards.com. PEOPLE NEWS • Sloan announced the promotion of veteran executive JOHN AYKROYD to the position of vice president, business development, North America. "Throughout his tenure at Sloan, John has contributed significantly to growing our business," Sloan President and CEO KIRK ALLEN said. "His experience positions him to lead our business-development efforts in North America." • A. O. Smith appointed SHAWN C. SCHMONSKY vice president-human resources for its water-heater businesses in North America, India and Europe. Schmonsky replaces JAN SANFORD, who retired March 1 after spending nearly 13 years at A. O. Smith. Schmonsky joined the company in 2006. • Wilo USA named DOUG RYAN regional sales manager for the Southwest U.S. Ryan is a 30-year veteran of the pumps industry. Wilo also appointed DANA MULLEN regional sales manager of water management for the Northeastern region of the U.S., and TOM TREPICCIONE regional sales manager of residential and commercial building services, Southeast USA. • LAWRENCE LEONARD, CAE, CMP, has joined PHCC—National Association's Quality Service Contractors as its incoming executive director. Leonard replaces CHARLIE WALLACE, who is retiring. • Franke announced the hiring of TIM DALLAS as luxury regional sales manager for the Midwest region and JOE BISIGNANO as business development manager, wholesale. • Interline Creative Group President JIM NOWAKOWSKI received a 4.51 out of 5.0 rating from attendees for his Voices From the Industry presentation on the topic of "How to Target and Hit the Right Customers" at the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas. • CHUCK NOYES was installed as the 2016 president of the Mechanical Contractor Association of Metropolitan Washington. • Thermal energy storage system manufacturer CALMAC announced founder CALVIN D. MACCRACKEN was posthumously inducted into the ASHRAE Hall of Fame. • Xylem, AWS, Chief Mechanical Engineer PAUL RUZICKA has been recognized for the third time in five years for his contribution and service to the Hydraulic Institute with the 2016 HI Technical Member of the Year Award. • PVC manufacturer Tigre-ADS USA hired JOHN KANE as regional sales manager for 12 western states.
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