Deacon Industrial Supply Co. announced the promotion of NICOLE POMPA as the organizations controller/HR manager.“ Nicole has been a key member of the team since joining Deacon, and we are thrilled to promote her to this important position,” said BILL DUNNE, president at Deacon Industrial Supply. Pompa joined Deacon in 2018 as controller. Prior to joining Deacon, Mrs. Pompa worked for Bethlehem Shared Services. Pompa received an accounting degree from Kutztown University.
The Luxury Products Group buying and marketing group announced LEIGHA LUGO as its new director of marketing. Lugo is well-known in the lighting industry, as the former senior marketing manager for Dallas Market Center, LPG noted. She brings a wealth of knowledge on the lighting segment of the business, having created impressive campaigns, led the retail development and coordinated Lightovation, the largest lighting show in North America, LPG added.
“Strategically, Leigha is the perfect fit. She has extensive knowledge of marketing, sales, and events," LPG Executive Director JEFF MACDOWELL said. "LPG is committed to making the experience of our member showrooms memorable, and Leigha has the talent, skill and enthusiasm needed to be successful in this role.”
On joining LPG, Lugo said: “I am grateful to be welcomed in by the Luxury Products Group team at such a thriving time. Having the opportunity to expand my knowledge of the kitchen and bath industry while offering my expertise in lighting and retail development allows me the ability to grow the membership and provide our members with the marketing tools for success."
Hansgrohe USA recently hired ROBERT KAMINSKI as president. Kaminski comes to the United States after 10 years with the Hansgrohe Group. He leads a talented team of more than 250 employees with a passion for creating captivating experiences with water, the manufacturer noted.
Before coming to the U.S., Kaminski held positions at the Hansgrohe Group as head of sales for northern and eastern Europe, and as vice president of sales for North America, a role he continues to hold. He brings a unique perspective to the market after spending recent years at the company's headquarters in the Black Forest, and previously managing Hansgrohe Poland as president. Kaminski's long history of sales and marketing excellence includes implementing strategies that produced record sales for the brand in Poland, the company noted. Before joining the Hansgrohe team, Kaminski held key positions with Philips Consumer Electronics, Sony Corp. and Haier.
Kaminski is enthusiastic about the opportunity to grow the AXOR and Hansgrohe brands in the United States. "Our mission continues — to enhance people's lives with water," Kaminski said. "We are doing this every day. However, our goal is to grow this market exponentially in the coming years with extensive product collections and more brand awareness. The U.S. is one of Hansgrohe's most important markets, and one of our goals is to build on our current success to become one of the top-selling subsidiaries outside Germany. We want as many people in the U.S., as possible, to experience water with Hansgrohe. We truly offer performance you can feel."
The International Code Council announced RICHARD ANDERSON will join the organization as a director of plumbing, mechanical, and fuel gas (PMG) resources in the government relations department. As part of his responsibilities, Anderson will work with the Code Council’s team of experts to develop, coordinate, and implement PMG programs and services related to the International Codes (I-Codes). “Building codes and standards create an ecosystem of building policies that ensure the safety of our buildings and safeguard the health and wellbeing of building occupants,” said DOMINIC SIMS, CBO and CEO of ICC. “As topics such as water and energy efficiency become greater concerns for communities, we understand the importance of having a proven leader like Richard Anderson join our team to provide his expertise and insights as a knowledgeable voice in this space.”
With 23 years of building safety and PMG experience, most recently Anderson represented the City of Fort Collins (Colorado) as a chief building official where he oversaw the enforcement of all building codes for the city.
Tankless gas water heater manufacturer Rinnai America Corp. announced SHELLEY KILEY has joined the organization as its vice president of operations. Kiley’s extensive knowledge, will help Rinnai continue to grow and expand manufacturing capabilities in North America, including overseeing the completion of its new manufacturing plant in Griffin, Georgia, the company explained. In addition, Kiley has assumed responsibility over all functional areas in manufacturing, supply chain, distribution and logistics. “I am very excited to join Rinnai America and look forward to leading the operations team as we continue to drive operational excellence and expand our manufacturing capability in North America,” Kiley said. “I look forward to supporting Rinnai, delivering on our promise of 'Creating a Healthier Way of Living,' as well as spearheading the operational initiatives that will continue to drive growth.”
Kiley has cultivated deep experience throughout a 30-year career, having most recently spent three years leading a team of 650 within the supply chain and global operation strategy teams at Larson-Juhl. Prior to that, Kiley had a distinguished 11-year tenure with Moen, where she rapidly progressed from plant manager to holding several executive leadership roles, including vice president of global supply chain and manufacturing, where she led 2,000 employees.
MATTHEW BARANUK has joined Watts as product specialist for backflow preventers and risers. He supports strategy execution for Watts, Ames, and FEBCO brand Backflow Preventer and Riser products. He also provides training, technical support and oversight of new product development and launches.