Elkay announces executive changes
Elkay announced the appointment of Ted Hamilton to president of Elkay Plumbing.
Hamilton has worked at Elkay since 1992 and has held a wide variety of positions, with an eye toward developing a well-rounded understanding of every facet of Elkay’s business. He started his Elkay career in Accounts Receivable, and has since spent time in Customer Care worked in general and cost accounting, and held a number of Operations roles, including production control manager, warehouse and shipping manager, plant manager and led the Bolingbrook, Illinois, Distribution Center. After his time in Operations, he moved to the customer-facing side of the business and spent time as both a regional as well as director of sales for plumbing products.
For the past several years, Hamilton has headed up Elkay’s Market Development as executive vice president, focusing on new ways to promote existing product lines to end users.
In related news, the company also announced Bryan English, vice president of Corporate Finance at Elkay, will join the company’s leadership team. In his expanded leadership capacity, English will focus on leading the Finance function and building capabilities to support Elkay’s global growth strategies, facilitating company-wide strategic financial planning and forecasting in support of company investment decisions, and coordinating strategy creation and review with the GLT and the board of directors.
Having joined Elkay in October 2009, English was promoted to corporate planning/reporting manager in 2011, and finance director in January of 2013. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He earned his CPA certification in 2008. He is currently completing his MBA at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
In related news, Elkay’s Franco Savoni has recently been appointed to executive vice president of Plumbing, shortly following Hamilton’s recent promotion to president of Elkay Plumbing.
The promotion follows a change in the fall of 2017, which included bringing Elkay’s international plumbing business under Savoni’s leadership. He began working for Elkay in September 2007, as product engineering manager. Since that time Savoni has held a number of roles with increasing levels of responsibility within the plumbing business.