People News

  • Rheem named Chris Peel president and CEO of Rheem Mfg. Co., while JR Jones was named executive chairman of the board of Rheem Mfg. Co. Peel had been Rheem’s president and COO for the last 10 years.

  • AB&I Foundry promoted Shannon Hooper to national sales manager.

  • Birmingham, Alabama-based PVF distributor American Pipe & Supply hired Christopher Sweet as executive vice-president of sales. Sweet previously was at Jemison Metals for 18 years.

  • MORSCO announced John Wisniowski has been named vice president, strategic sourcing and supplier relations for the company’s plumbing and HVAC divisions. He replaces Mark Kirby, who was named president of ATCO Flex 
    July 20.

  • Uponor North America named John Reutter vice president of finance.

  • Tribal Manufacturing hired Mark Duford as national sales manager for its wholesale-direct program.

  • HARDI promoted Chris DeBoer to director of marketing and sales and hired Elizabeth Reed as an administrative assistant.

  • ASHRAE appointed Shelia J. Hayter, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, its 2018-2019 president at its annual conference in Houston in June.

  • Western Specialty Contractors promoted Tim Braico to branch manager of its Ridgefield, New Jersey, Facades Division.

  • AB&I Foundry announced Mathew Maziarz has joined the company’s sales team as a regional sales manager covering the Northern California territory.

  • Airmaster hired Michael Fisette as digital marking specialist. 

  • James Bowman joined NAVAC North American as regional sales manager, HVAC tools.


Company News

  • Houston-based Ron Henson Manufacturers Representatives and Dallas-based RRR Industrial Sales jointly announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge the two companies, subject to customary closing conditions.

  • Taco Comfort Solutions donated more than $32,000 to Folds of Honor Foundation at the recent Eastern Energy Expo. Folds of Honor is a nonprofit that provides scholarships to children and spouses of disabled veterans of those killed in action.

  • David Weekley Homes awarded honors to a number of PHCP manufacturers. Uponor North America received an “A” ranking in quality and was recognized for a fifth year in a row; Trane earned an “A, A” Partners of Choice honor with top rankings for both quality and service; InSinkErator and Moen also earned the “A, A” ranking for both quality and service. It was Moen’s third time receiving the highest recognition from the nation’s largest privately held builder.

  • Hunter Industrial Fans has become the exclusive high-volume, low-speed fan partner for fan distributor Texas AirSystems.

  • T&S Brass and Bronze Works acquired Italian manufacturer Klarco SRL, creating a union of two of the oldest and strongest family-owned plumbing manufacturers in the industry, T&S Brass stated.

  • Communications firm Sonnhalter is partnering once again with Habitat for Humanity for its ninth-annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive during the month of August.

  • Reliance Worldwide Corp. was named plumbing supplier of the year by True Value Co. 

  • Danfoss purchased minority shares in Nelumbo, a startup company based in Hayward, California, that has developed unique surface-treatment technology that can be used for improved heat-exchanger performance and corrosion resistance.