The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association announced Mark Lenhart as its new executive director, following the recent resignation of John Hausoul, who headed staff operations since DPHA’s transition to its Chicago headquarters in December 2009. Lenhart has more than 20 years of experience in business development, organizational leadership, operational improvement, and strategic marketing and sales. 

Most recently he was distribution marketing and sales manager for a global provider of veterinary products and services, where he was responsible for annual sales goals through a distributor partner network. Previously, he served as director of marketing and business development for a holding company, where he developed and executed marketing, sales and communication strategies for its subsidiary companies serving industrial markets, including a metal fabrication firm selling to the automotive industry.