Chicago Faucets and Elkay Mfg. Co. announce new employees.

Chicago Faucets has announced that Art Petracco has joined the company as director of market development, and Jim Nahin has been promoted to national sales manager for OEM and Residential Products. Petracco will be responsible for identifying and developing new markets for the company’s concealed cistern product line within the United Sates. Nahin joined Chicago Faucets in May of 2004 as regional sales manager–residential, with his most recent responsibility being the company’s West Region.

Elkay Manufacturing Co.’s Plumbing Products Division (PPD) has announced the hiring of three new channel managers: Marilyn Morgan as retail marketing manager, Mark Hird as marketing manager for the wholesale residential segment and Rod Magnuson as commercial marketing manager. Morgan will collaborate with the product development, product planning and sales departments to lead the development of marketing strategy for the retail channel. Hird will collaborate with product development and sales departments to develop channel specific strategy. Magnuson will be responsible for commercial channel strategy and marketing approach for Elkay’s commercial brands.