Progress Supply (Cincinnati, OH) appointed Gary Sparks president and chief operating officer. Mark Faessler will remain principal owner and chief executive officer. Progress Supply is a full-line wholesaler of Emerson Climate Technologies. APR Supply Co. (Lebanon, PA) named Mitchell Sellers commercial plumbing manager and promoted Michael Magill to branch manager in the Harrisburg market. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance (San Diego) promoted Paula Presenkowski to VP of marketing. Moen promoted Mike Bauer to the new position of president, U.S. businesses, responsible for business units including wholesale, retail, commercial, bath accessories and bath safety. David Lingafelter, president, will maintain his current role while focusing on Moen’s longterm global growth agenda. Prier Products announced two promotions: Joe Bruscato to supply chain manager and Brady Poskin to plant manager of the Grandview, MO, facility. Embassy Group Ltd., said Mike Lepley will join the buying group as director of business development effective July 1, 2011. He is currently director of HVAC/R with K-Flex USA. N. H. Yates & Co. (Cockeysville, MD), a manufacturers rep firm, hired Bob Coons as residential hydronic product manager and consultant, and Kevin Payne as an outside salesman in North Carolina. Effective June 1, Tom Yates, current executive VP and general manager, HMC becomes managing partner and general manager, HMC, while Jon Thomas, current VP of sales and marketing, becomes executive VP. Also, Dan Kelbaugh joins the company as VP of sales and marketing. The rep firm serves the plumbing, HVAC and industrial markets in the Mid-Atlantic region. Grundfos Pumps promoted Sherry Primm to national accounts manager for the Buildings Business Unit. Sloan Valve Co. Hired Kathy Volpi as director of new product management initiatives and appointed Ali Daniel to the new position of director, government sales. Daniel formerly was VP at Falcon Waterfree Technologies. PB Heat LLC hired Richard Michael Jr. As commercial specialist for the company’s line of Peerless boilers. Robern, a bathroom cabinetry manufacturer and division of Kohler Co., promoted Walter Kuzan, formerly senior national builder account executive for Kohler’s Americas plumbing sector, to director of sales for Robern. Victoria + Albert, a manufacturer of freestanding baths, appointed Eric Phelps to national specification & training manager. ECR appointed David Walsh director of sales for its wholesale distribution businesses. Many of his 25-plus years in the hydronic/ HVAC business were spent with Weil-McLain, where he was vice president of sales and marketing. Most recently he owned and operated a rep firm. Texas Plumbing Supply Co. (Houston, TX), a 3-branch wholesaler and member of Affiliated Distributors, announced changes in ownership. Terry Snyder will remain as CEO/owner. J. Lance Snyder, former president/owner, has retired after 34 years of service. Ethan Flowers and Nathan Jarmon will remain as vice-presidents/directors. Glenn Fuller joins the company as president/owner. He has 31 years of experience in the Houston wholesale plumbing supply industry. As a member of WIT, he served on the plumbing manufacturers vendor committee. His twin sons, Jeremy and Joey Fuller, join as directors. Jeremy Fuller will be branch manager of the headquarters location and Joey Fuller will serve in outside sales. Industrial Valco hired Robert Vick as vice president business development. Vick has spent his entire business career involved in the PVF industry, previously serving in sales and marketing executive positions with Stockham, NIBCO and Legend Valve. He currently serves as VP of the Executive Committee of the American Supply Association and is immediate past chairman of the Vendor Member Division of the ASA. In other news, the company hired Bill Thomas as national fittings manager. Thomas formerly worked with Allied Fitting and FF&F/Global.
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