PEOPLENEWS • Chicago Tube and Iron announced the addition of JOSEPH BAUCOM as regional vice president. He comes to CTI with 33 years of industry experience. • Freeport, N.Y.-based Green Art Plumbing Supply announced MINDY ACQUAVELLA has been promoted to support manager. Acquavella worked in the company’s showroom department the last three years. • Greenville, SC.-based Pro Source Plumbing Supply promoted SAM ACQUAVIVA to chief financial officer and KEVIN PHILLIPS to vice president of operations. Acquaviva joined Pro Source in 2001, while Phillips is a 14-year company veteran. • PRIER Products named JULIE HENRY G&A assistant and ANGIE WHARTON customer service representative. • RUSSELL JAVORSKY celebrated his 50th anniversary with General Pipe Cleaners in late August. He started with the company at age 17. Javorsky is the company’s plant foreman, a position he’s held since 1992. “People ask me how I could work at one place so long,” he said. “I tell them when you find a good company you stick with it.” • MARK HAMILTON joined Watts Water as vice president and general manager, drains — Americas. Hamilton previously worked at NIBCO. • Sloan named VINCE WENOS vice president, engineering and R&D. Wenos joined Sloan from Stanley Black & Decker where he served as vice president, global product development and technology. • Basco Mfg. Co., named TOM KEEHAN chief financial officer. Keehan also will serve on the company’s executive committee. • Slant/Fin Corp. announced PETER CULLEN has been added to the sales management team as the New England regional sales manager. COMPANYNEWS • MINCRON unveiled a new look that complements that of its new parent company, UK-based KERRIDGE COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS. Kerridge acquired Mincron and its SmartWare suite of products in July. The new look includes Mincron’s enhanced website at www.mincron.com. • VIEGA moved production of PEX resin used in the manufacturing of its ViegaPEX Ultra tubing for plumbing systems to its McPherson, Kan., manufacturing and distribution center. In other Viega news, the company announced production of its Viega MegasPress and MegaPressG carbon-steel press fittings has started at the McPherson facility. The first Viega MegaPress forming cell is producing the first of Viega’s metal products in the U.S. • AMERICAN STANDARD WATER HEATERS is enhancing the purchasing experience for commercial customers worldwide by increasing warranty coverage on commercial water heaters by 33% without additional cost. • EPICOR SOFTWARE CORP., completed its previously announced acquisition of the company by global investment firm KKR. • MOEN received the 2016 Stevie Award for Contact Center of the Year. This year marks the third win in the category for Moen’s Consumer Services department. • AQUATHERM CANADA opened a news sales office in Airdrie, Alberta, 15 minutes from Calgary International Airport. • HANSGROHE is celebrating its 115th anniversary this year. The company has grown to 3,800 employees, 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices. • As part of Bosch Day, the company donated more than $50,000 to the Manchester (N.H.) School district, Londonderry School District and the Londonderry Trailways Rail Trail project. BOSCH NORTH AMERICA President MIKE MANSUETTI and BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY President VITOR GREGORIO were on hand to present the checks.
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