Victor E. Posthas been named VP-Business Development of Briggs Industries, Inc., according to President and CEOWilliam Houlin. In this role, Post will have specific responsibility for determining and driving new business opportunities for Briggs. Post brings experience in product development, sales, marketing and management with previous positions at Gerber, Kohler, Hewlett-Packard, Porter Cable and Nokia. Also,Bart Hamiltonhas joined Briggs as the National Commercial Accounts Manager, according to Bob Robison, VP Sales-Wholesale for the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Hamilton's primary responsibility will be to further develop Briggs' growing commercial business among key targets within the hospitality and high-rise construction industries. Hamilton has more than five years of experience in the plumbing industry, including previous managerial positions with Kohler and Rothenberger.
Halsey Taylor has announced the recent appointment ofSpirit Group, Inc.as Sales Representative. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Spirit Group, Inc is representing the Halsey Taylor product line of water coolers and drinking fountains throughout Central and South Florida.
Bill Blainehas announced his plans to retire from Elkay, January 15, 2007, after 12 years of service. Blaine joined Elkay as vice president of sales in January, 1995 and was promoted to senior vice president of sales in February, 2004. Blaine also was a member of the board of directors for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), American Supply Association (ASA) and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Information Bureau (PHCIB). Blaine helped Elkay to receive the Supplier of the Year award from both The Home Depot and the C.L. Watt Buying Group. Before joining Elkay, Blaine worked for ten years with U.S. Brass, a division of Eljer, Inc.