PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Noland Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of WinWholesale (Dayton, OH) appointed the following managers: Brittany M. Belcher, Clarksville, TN; Paul T. Creason, Elizabeth City, NC; Rodney M. Hatmaker, Jacksonville, FL; Troy A. McLean, Charlotte, NC; and Barry L. Spade, Mechanicsburg, PA. Ihrie Supply Co. (Wilson, NC) named Ryan Thomas its Morehead City, NC, branch manager.Formerly he was an inside sales rep for Ferguson. Blackman Plumbing Supply (Bayport, NY) named Brian Sarno national accounts sales manager; Sean Mulderig, regional sales manager – East; Tom Carney, senior account manager; and Fenton J. Harpster, regional sales manager – West, all new positions at the company. Geary Pacific Supply (Orange, CA) added Mike Burke as manager of service parts and controls. The American Supply Association hired Dan Hilton as director of government affairs. Basco Shower Enclosures named Brian Marton its southeast regional sales manager, covering a territory that extends from Texas to the Carolinas. Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC added Jeff Jackson as territory manager for new construction for the greater metro Atlanta area and the southeast. Watts Water Technologies appointed Malcolm Kinnaird vice president, channel management and marketing for North America. WAYNE Water Systems named Charles Murphy as the new VP Sales.Haws Corp. named Tony Caiazzo director of sales – West and Tom Guile, director of sales – East. Sam Sarver was named director of sales - industrial. Larry Knight assumes additional duties as director of business development. Bob Hanby will retire at the end of 2011 but will continue as director of sales – Canada, market development. Michael Chambon was promoted to business director - Brita Partnership. Plumbing Manufacturers International added Tom Liebhardt, senior director of marketing in wholesale at Moen, as the new Co-chair of its Member Services Committee, to serve with co-chair Rick Reles, vice president, kitchens, cast iron and corporate accounts worldwide for Kohler Co. John Guest USA appointed Kent Nichols to national sales manager, industrial distribution, and William Slone to eastern region OEM sales manager. MJSI promoted Duston Stutzman to head manufacturing of the existing product line and hired Craig Horner as an engineering drafter and Dwayne Porter as a lab technician. Fluidmaster hired Mike Walter as regional sales manager for the east region and Jeff Peterson as regional sales manager for the west region. Don Mudge, director of sales – wholesale channel, will also cover the central region. Hart & Cooley promoted Sean Steimle to senior vice president of sales; appointed Curt Monhart to vice president of marketing; and promoted Mark Walraven to vice president of the Commercial Product Group division. Munters AB announced the retirement of Mike McDonald effective April 1, 2011. Most recently he was group vice president and president of the Dehumidification Division. The Home Depot (Atlanta, GA) promoted Aaron Carmack to president, The Home Depot Canada, effective January 31. Formerly regional vice president of the Pac North region in the U.S., he succeeds Annette Verschuren, who is leaving the company after nearly 15 years of service. Sussman-Automatic Corp. (parent company of Mr. Steam) announced that senior vice president Michael Pinkus succeeded Charles Monteverdi as president. OBITUARY Ray Dauenhauer, past president of the Plumbing-Heating- Cooling Contractors-National Association died January 2, after a battle with cancer. He served the organization from 1986-87, and was the first president of the PHCC Educational Foundation. He also was a past CEO and owner of Dauenhauer & Son Plumbing and Piping, a privately held plumbing contractor in Louisville. SHOWROOM SURVEY OF WHOLESALER-DISTRIBUTORS Supply House Times is conducting a showroom survey with its wholesale/distributor readers focused on plumbing/bath & kitchen showrooms. To our knowledge, this is the only benchmark information available to the industry. The results will be published in the April issue of Supply House Times that will have bonus distribution at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and may receive additional coverage in subsequent issues. Answers will be held in strict confidence and will be combined with others for statistical purposes. All wholesale/distributors who submit fully completed showroom surveys will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card. Please watch your email or check our Web site at www.supplyht.com for a link to the survey. Or contact Pat Lenius, managing editor, at email@example.com, who can email you a survey or mail you a printed one. Johnson Controls Hosts Boot Camp For York Territory Managers Johnson Controls covered topics including consultative selling and understanding the HVAC contracting business in the areas of finance, operations, marketing and human resources at its Basic Boot Camp in October at the company’s facility in Norman, OK. Pictured, Justin Munkholm, territory manager for Refrigerative Supply, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, received a $500 Best Buy gift card from Natalie DeRousse, training manager for Johnson Controls unitary products, for earning the highest combined quiz and finalexam scores. Geary Pacific Supply Celebrates 50 Years Orange, CA-based Geary Pacific Supply, a heating and air conditioning distributor, announced its 50th anniversary on Feb. 10, 2011. When founded by Pat Geary and his uncle, Les Sherden, in Fullerton, CA, the company distributed Revco heating and air conditioning products. The company expanded through acquisitions and now operates 15 branches in five states. BITS AND PIECES REP UPDATE... Dahl named Schroeder Sales (Maple Grove, MN), TD Sales (Encinitas, CA) and Walter E. Cathell Associates (Baltimore, MD) as its 2010 “U.S. Rep of the Year” award winners. G&S Sales (Salt Lake City, UT) announced leadership changes effective April 1, 2011. That is when Clay Smith and Dan Lowe will take over as principals of the rep agency from Bill Godwin, who leaves the firm March 31, and John Schultz, who was in the process of a retirement/ buyout, based on an established succession plan. The American Supply Association has entered into a formalized working relationship with the Equity Plumbing Group. R. E. Michel Co. (Baltimore, MD) completed its 75th anniversary trade show tour between August and November 2010, hosting customer appreciation/training events in Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD; Canton, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Birmingham, AL; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Raleigh, NC; and Richmond, VA. More than 40 vendors supported the trade shows. Mueller Flow Control changed its name to FLOCOR Inc., as per a requirement of the ownership change one year ago when Mueller Flow Control became 100% Canadian owned via its acquisition by wholesale distributor Deschenes Group Inc. The company’s management team, employees, warehouse and office locations, phone numbers and contact people remain the same. WaterFurnace Renewable Energy announced Universal Supply Group (Hawthorne, NJ), a subsidiary of Colonial Commercial Corp., is its newest distributor of GeoStar geothermal heat pumps. Motors & Armatures (MARS) announced it has been marketing components to the HVACR industry for 65 years. Its 12,000-plus line items range from replacement components to service and installation products to a broad array of HVACR motors. Uponor is offering an updated Geothermal Design and Application course in addition to its radiant heating and controls classes and is combining the AquaSAFE Level I and AquaSAFE Level II classes into a two-day course. GRAFF launched a sister site and a “Back-to-Basics” series of kitchen, bath and shower products targeted to builders and wholesalers. Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC redesigned its Web site at www.gerberonline.com with improved navigation, detailed product information and pricing, a showroom locator, industry resources and customer support. American Standard Brands said it completed a successful refinancing that increases its ability to pursue growth in its existing businesses, as well as through additional strategic mergers and acquisitions. Hansgrohe and Axor said they are participating in IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials) R & T Inc. Green Certification testing for their products, and to date, nearly 150 of their showerheads, handshowers, and bath and kitchen fixture fittings have been evaluated. Technology on Tour plans to offer an in-depth training presentation and hands-on experience promoting advanced pump control solutions for protecting the environment at locations across the United States in 2011, sponsored by Best Controls, CSI Controls, Control Works, and SJE-Rhombus. Haier America said it received a Certification Program Performance Award from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute for achieving a 100% success rate in the Unitary Small Air-Conditioner Equipment performance certification program for 2007-09. INDUSTRY NEWS... VP Supply Corp. (Rochester, NY) acquired Aird Dorrance, which has three locations with warehouses in Morrisonville and Clifton Park, NY, plus showrooms in Ballston Lake and Morrisonville, NY.
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