• IMARK Plumbing announced SCOTT BARDREAU has joined the buying group as Vice President of Plumbing with a focus on expanding the group’s PVF and irrigation verticals. Bardreau comes to IMARK with a strong background in plumbing wholesale distribution, having served the industry for more than 35 years, with his early days working for a large plumbing distributor in Upstate New York before entering the manufacturing sector. Prior to joining IMARK Bardreauk worked at Watts, Matco-Norca and most recently as chief sales officer at Midland Industries. 

    “I look forward to serving the membership and being an integral part of the leadership team at IMARK,” Bardreau said. “My tenure over the last several years as both an IMARK vendor and serving on the IMARK Vendor Advisory Committee has given me the opportunity to spend valuable time with members and other vendors, listening to their needs and concerns and then developing strategies and programs that address those needs. I look forward to applying my experience, product knowledge and strategic vision to bring additional value-added solutions for our members and vendors.”
  • Rheem Manufacturing promoted AMY JOHNSON to serve as the company’s vice president of global air operations and supply chain. In this role, Johnson will lead efforts to develop and execute the global manufacturing strategy for Rheem’s air-conditioning business division and oversee operating systems and best practices. Johnson has more than 20 years of operations and leadership experience. She joined Rheem in 2012 as a lead quality engineer, and has risen through the organization. As the senior director of operations and quality, a role she held from July 2019 until now, Johnson led the Fort Smith operations team in a complete factory and operational transformation, Rheem noted.
  • The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) announced the additions of DAN SCHUBERTH as chief business development officer and WILLIAM INMAN as chief public affairs officer for communications and advocacy to its senior leadership team. The newly created positions will report to NAW President and CEO ERIC HOPLIN.
  • Fujitsu announced DERRICK PAUL has been named to the position of director of sales, VRF products. Paul will lead the sales efforts of Fujitsu General America’s Airstage VRF systems throughout North American by managing a team of sales engineers, while establishing strategies for short- and long-term initiatives to increase sales revenue and market share, the company explained.
  • PRECISION INVESTMENT FOUNDRY ASIA, a TACO FAMILY COMPANY, specializes in 300 series stainless steel investment castings. Located in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam, PIFA offers full machining and finishing capabilities. With six furnaces in operation, PIFA has a 50-ton-per-month capacity and can handle castings up to 65 pounds. PIFA is part of the Taco Family of Companies, which includes Taco Comfort Solutions and Hydroflo Pumps, headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island, and Taconova, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • JOHNSON CONTROLS opened its new, state-of-the-art Ducted Systems Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, offering commercial and residential HVAC training. The 30,000-square-foot training facility features two large classrooms and two extensive training labs, offering remote and hands-on classes, including virtual reality training.
  • NEOPERL’s 2021 Wholesale Price List (Catalog 12) is now available, featuring new faucet attachment products to fulfill building maintenance and healthcare industry needs.