PEOPLENEWS • Viega named JOHN SULLIVAN its new chief financial officer. Sullivan has more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership for the industrial, pharmaceutical, health-care and technology industries. • BrassCraft Mfg. Co. Hired BRIAN SPICER as vice president of wholesale sales. He brings more than 18 years of plumbing industry sales and marketing experience to BrassCraft. Spicer is responsible for expanding the company’s portfolio of brands through plumbing wholesalers. • Mowery, a construction company based in Mechanics burg, Pa., added DEREK DILKS to the position of director of special projects. • AB&I Foundry hired JOE ROBBINS as its Eastern regional sales manager. Robbins previously worked at Graybar Electric and Ferguson. • The Manufacturers’ Agents National Association Board of Directors recently honored MANA Board Chair KEN MCGREGOR for six years of outstanding service on the board. McGregor, of McGregor & Associates, is a past AIM/R chairperson. • Watts Water Technologies announced GREG BRANDON has joined the company as regional sales manager-South Central. He most recently served as director of regional sales-Americas for Supply Technologies, a global distributor of MRO and Class C components. • Grundfos appointed SUSAN CARTER vice president of human resources for the Americas region. She will oversee all aspects of employee service and satisfaction. • Ferguson employee BRIAN LOWE, of the company’s Evansville, Ind., location, won a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and an all-access at-track race experience to see the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 in action as the winner of the wholesaler partner portion of State Water Heaters’ Bringing the Heat contest, a contractor reward program designed to build lasting partnerships with the teams that represent State products in the field. • KEN MOODY joined Asahi/America as building-development manager for commercial piping in the Western region. • Buyers Products, a manufacturer of work truck accessories and snow and- ice management equipment, named JOSHUA DAVIS district sales manager for Southeast sales accounts. COMPANYNEWS • Distributor THOS. SOMERVILLE installed two net metered solar PV arrays to power its Maryland and Washington, D.C., facilities. Somerville notes the arrays at company headquarters in Upper Marlboro, Md., are forecast to generate 1.08 million kWh per year and create a reduction of 738 metric tons of CO2 per year, the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions from 1.77 million miles driven by the average passenger vehicle and 234 tons of recycled waste. The Washington setup is forecast to generate 119,397 kWh per year and create a reduction of 84.3 metric tons of CO2 per year (equivalent of 202,117 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle and 26.8 tons of recycled waste). Solar Sense was selected as the project’s developer. • NEUCO and SIEMENS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES recently rewarded four wholesale-distributors with an all-expense-paid trip to Chicago to see a NHL Black hawks game. Customers accumulated chances to win each time they ordered Siemens Building Technologies products from Neuco. Winners include ALBERT’S CONTROLS (Calgary, Canada), ALLIED REFRIGERATION (Cathedral City, Calif.), RHI SUPPLY (Fargo, N.D.) and WILLIAMS DISTRIBUTING (Traverse City, Mich.). • VIEGA hosted and trained more than 200 industry professionals during its 2016 Nashua Education Facility open house event. The annual open house provides attendees the opportunity to see the training facility in New Hampshire where thousands of industry professionals receive training each year. Attendees receive a Viega technical services team meet and greet, a training and services offering overview and discounts toward future training packages.
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