By the end of July, two Masco companies will have new presidents. Todd Talbot, formerly president of Alsons, has been named president of Brass Craft, another Masco company, effective July 29. Steve McFarland, previously vice president/finance and controller at Delta Faucet Co., was promoted to president of Alsons Corp., effective July 1. He also has responsibility for Resources Conservation Inc., a shower head/accessories manufacturing company acquired in 2001 by Masco, and Mixet, a tub/shower valve and trim company.

Don Milroy has been president of Brass Craft and group vice president for three other Masco divisions, Cobra, Faucet Queens and W/C Technology Corp., since November 1999. Now he will expand his duties as group vice president to also oversee Brass Craft.

Milroy was president of Brass Craft Canada Ltd. from 1983 to 1993; was president of Alsons Corp. from 1993 to 1996; and joined Brass Craft as president in 1996.

Talbot joined Masco 14 years ago as a regional sales manager for Brass Craft and now returns as its president. He has been president of Alsons Corp. since 1996. Talbot is also serving as president of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute for 2002.

"I'm excited about going back to the division where I started and having the opportunity to work with old friends," Talbot said.

McFarland joined Masco Corp. in 1997 as director of finance at Delta Faucet. He was promoted to vice president and controller in January 1999, where he also was responsible for customer service, information services and printing/display services.

Prior to joining Delta, McFarland held various executive positions with Newell-Rubbermaid Corp. He was vice president/controller with Newell Plastics, a manufacturer of plastic food storage containers, and cost manager/financial planning manager for Amerock, a cabinet hardware manufacturer.