PEOPLENEWS • General Pipe Cleaners National Sales Manager ANDY ZELAZNY is retiring at the end of this month. A 40-year veteran of the company, Zelazny was named national sales manager in 2001 and originally joined General as a customer-service representative in 1977. “On behalf of the Silverman family we thank Andy for his years of quality service to General and his valued contribution to the growth of the company,” Global Sales Manager DAVID SILVERMAN said. “We wish him all the best and many years of happy, healthy retirement with his family and grandchildren.” Assistant Sales Manager DAVE DUNBAR succeeds Zelazny as national sales manager starting in October. • Foodservice and commercial plumbing product manufacturer T&S Brass and Bronze Works hired SHAWN KUHLMAN as director of sales for Canada and Latin America. • Independent water-treatment OEM Water-Right hired BRAD WALSH as regional sales manager responsible for the growth and business management of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. • Pump and pump solutions provider WILO USA welcomed RJ DAUSMAN as its new director of sales, building services. He is responsible for overseeing business development, sales-channel direction and managing sales teams on buildingservices projects in the residential and commercial HVAC markets. • Also at WILO, MOHAMMED A. SIDDIQI was named the company’s new director of engineering. He is responsible for the planning and directing of all aspects of engineering within the company. • Spirax Sarco, a product manufacturer and service provider for steam systems, hired JAVIER JIMENA as president and general manager. Jimena is responsible for the company’s United States business. • AIM Alloys, which specializes in standard and custom industrialgrade metals and alloys, appointed ALFREDO SIERRA industrial regional sales manager covering the entire Mexican territory. • Artic Solar is partnering with AlexanderJames Consulting and CEO TRACY BROWNE to offer inhouse sustainability services as part of its ongoing effort to broaden the import and application of its new renewable energy technology. • Danfoss named ASHWANI GIRDHAR regional sales manager supporting its heating business in Canada. COMPANY NEWS • BRASSCRAFT MFG. CO., launched its newly built PLUMBSHOP brand website at www.plumbshop.com. The new site is designed to mirror the functionality of the BrassCraft site and to make navigation and information gathering as easy as possible for the professional plumber. • The GUSTAVE A. LARSON CO. recently celebrated the 28th anniversary of its supplier evaluation program, Partners in Excellence and Quality. An awards dinner was held at Blue Mound Country Club in Wauwatosa, Wis., to honor the top five supplier winners for 2016. Companies honored were ADVANCED DISTRIBUTOR PRODUCTS, ARMACELL, HEATCRAFT REFRIGERATION PRODUCTS, NU-CALGON and MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC US COOLING AND HEATING. All received the 2016 PEAQ Award. • ARISTON THERMO acquired a majority stake in New Bedford, Mass.-based boiler and waterheater manufacturer HTP, which has a more than 43-year history and presence in the U.S. and Canadian markets.
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