Aalberts Industries North American Division appointed Brian Ragone in the newly created role of senior vice president of sales and marketing for Conbraco and Elkhart Products. Ragone will lead sales management for Conbraco Industrial Sales, Apollo Valves and EPC Commercial sales while overseeing the brand and technical synergy of the two companies.

Ragone’s 18 years in the industry started in West Virginia with Ferguson Enterprises, as a management trainee on the industrial side. Ragone moved on to join Victaulic for six years and Tyco for 10 where he re-established the GRINNELL product line in North America and around the world. Ragone’s global experience includes a two-year period as the director of Asia Pacific and most recently as the director of Americas for Tyco Mechanical Products. He is an active member of MCAA, AHR, ASPE local and National chapters and an ALI Babson Graduate.