PEOPLENEWS • Viega hired industry veteran ERIC PETERSON as its product and sales-development manager for its Flushing Systems Technology division. Peterson is responsible for developing and launching Viega’s new in-wall flushing technology. Also at Viega, the company recently promoted JAIME GOMEZ to regional sales manager for its Central region. • MIFAB hired BOB MARSHALL as its Northeast regional manager and Brennan Doherty as its Midwest regional manager. • F.W. Webb named RICH BOYNTON director of HVAC/R, PAUL SFERRAZZA HVAC/R product manager, KEN POWELL industrial market manager and TIMOTHY DESMARIS operations manager. • Wilo USA named TIM STAPULA director of marketing and also appointed BRIAN DRETSKE regional sales manager for water management for the Northwest region of the United States. • Keeney Mfg. Co. appointed CHRIS JEFFERS to senior vice president of marketing and purchasing, BRIAN SURINER to vice president of marketing/commercial sales, NICOLE FOURNIER to manager marketing, MATT SIENA to manager product development and merchandising and MARIA MANNA to coordinator marketing. • Master distributor Dodson Global promoted VIRGINIA BARBER to high-yield product manager and HYATT RATIGAN to low-temp product manager. Both started at Dodson as inside sales reps. Dodson also hired RICKY SEWARD as OVC product manager. • Matco-Norca hired PETER O’DONNELL as Central region manager, responsible for the company’s reps and customers in the Midwest. • NetPlus Alliance, a North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group, named MELISSA OBENSHAIN operations coordinator, SKY STAGE digital marketing specialist and promoted SHIRLEY WEILAND to assistant vice president of distributor development and events. • T&S Brass expanded its in-house IT team with the addition of web developers JOSE GARCIA and BRIAN MCCALL, Network Engineer RICHARD SASKO and Help Desk Technician AKIEBA RONE. • John Guest hired JOE PIERCE as its vice president of sales. Prior to joining John Guest, Pierce was national sales manager at Stern Faucets and also worked at F.W. Webb, Speakman and Kohler. COMPANYNEWS • DAIKIN APPLIED and THERMALTECH are aligning, making Thermaltech the Daikin Applied representative in Western Pennsylvania as well as parts of southeastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and western Maryland. • JOHNSON CONTROLS recently held grand openings for its new Source 1 HVAC Supply Center locations in Little Rock, Ark., Sarasota, Fla., and Earth City, Mo. Source 1 is the exclusive supplier of factory-authorized service parts and residential accessories for all Johnson Controls Unitary Products residential and light-commercial HVAC equipment. • Master Plumber and Dallas-based TEXAS GREEN PLUMBING owner ROGER WAKEFIELD is the winner of AMERICAN STANDARD’s Plumber Know How contest and has been named its plumbing expert. • TOTO USA is a key partner in the United Way of Long Island (N.Y.) Healthy Homes Long Island initiative focusing on building and retrofitting houses that are energy and water efficient, and create a healthy environment for their residents. • TENCARVA MACHINERY CO., a distributor specializing in pumps, liquid process and customdesigned systems for the industrial and municipal marketplace, opened a new branch office in Columbus, Miss. • JACUZZI LUXURY BATH recently added a Designer Spotlight feature to its website at www.jacuzzi. com/baths/designer-spotlights/ and established dedicated social media platforms for the bath division of Jacuzzi.
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