Ferguson Enterprises (Newport News, Va.) appointed Ron Kern general manager of Southern California. Most recently he was president and general manager of the company's San Diego location.

Also, Tom Fieweger was named waterworks area manager/Northeast. He joined Ferguson in 2003 through the A-1 Pipe Acquisition as president and general manager of Bridgeport, N.J.

In other news, Ferguson promoted Frank Reichert to Texas area manager. For the past 20 years, Reichert has been the president and general manager of the Austin, Texas, branch.

Also, David Brandt was named area manager for Tennessee. Since 1990, Brandt has held president/general manager positions in Jackson, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Nashville, Tenn. He has successfully completed Wolseley executive development programs at Darden and Duke universities.