Plumbing People News for May 2015
- F.W. Webb’s Michael Volk(Bergen Industrial branch in Elmwood Park, N.J.) has been awarded the 2014 Lothar Kartanos Memorial Sales Award as the company’s industrial sales rep who best exemplifies the legacy of excellence of the late Lother Kartanos.
- Dave Weidmanis the new regional branch manager at Deacon Industrial’s Camp Hill, Pa., location.
- New Haven, Conn.-based Star Supply Co. recently named Greg Cohenpresident. His father, Larry Cohen, passed the gavel to his son at the company’s annual Trane dealer meeting in Hartford.
- Ameripipe Supply is opening a fabrication and warehouse distribution operation in Stone Mountain, Ga. Gary Singleton, a 32-year fire-protection and fabrication veteran, will serve as manager of the company’s seventh branch.
- Fox News contributor and author Steve Hayesspoke to attendees of the American Supply Association’s Legislative Fly-In dinner in Washington, D.C. Pictured with Hayes is InSinkErator’s Rebecca Falish.
- Chris Larysjoined Geberit as its new Central region sales/national builder manager based out of the company’s Des Plaines, Ill., office.
- PB Heat named industry veteran Mike McDonnellsenior vice president of marketing and engineering. McDonnell will lead the marketing, technical services and engineering areas of the business.
- Channellock appointed Michael Smithvice president of manufacturing and engineering. Smith previously was the division manager of Associated Spring.
- Industrial and contractor supplies buying group NetPlus Alliance named Shirley Weilandassistant vice president of operations.
- Morsco’s Expressions Home Galleryrecently hosted a grand opening party in the Dallas Design District to introduce its new location. Morrison Supply President Stan Allenwas one of the speakers.
- Five employees from the Applied Water Systems business unit of Xylemrecently were recognized by the Hydraulic Institute for their longtime service to and involvement in the organization. Xylem employees honored were Mark Handzel, Mark Heiser, Paul Ruzicka, Chris Johnsonand Jim Roberts.
- Dallas-based Ameripipe Supplyhas reached an agreement to acquire fire protection fabricator Premier Fab of Mabelvale, Ark.
- Deacon Industrialrecently held an open house at its Camp Hill, Pa., branch. Attendees were given tours of the 36,000-sq.-ft. facility and suppliers were on hand to answer questions and provide resources for each of their product lines.
- Bradley Corp.recently earned the Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of Wisconsin for its efforts and commitment to its employee’s overall health and wellbeing.