Movers and Shakers

Winston Salem, N.C.-based Murray Supply Co. hired Jonathan Watts as Charlotte, N.C. branch manager. Watts replaces Brooks Jester, who was promoted to PHCP Division manager in August.

Bradford Whitepromoted Jeremy Wallerto the role of general manager of Niles Steel Tank Co., a subsidiary of the company. Bradford White also announced PMI Sales & Marketing will represent the company in southern Texas (excluding El Paso).

Franklin Electric’s Board of Directors elected Jennifer Shermanto be director of the company effective Jan. 1.


Company News

Ashland Pump broke ground earlier this year to begin construction of its new office building and test lab. The company’s office area will be 6,120 sq. ft. and the test lab will be 1,800 sq. ft.

Rheem recently acquired CEM S.A., a public Chilean company that manufactures and distributes tankless, solar and tank water-heating products. CEM S.A. sells its products under the Splendid brand name throughout South America.

 Mestek appointed Fiskdale, Mass.-based John Stack Sales Co., as its new manufacturers representative for the company’s residential hydronic products lines covering the New England region.