HeatLink USA LLC has appointed Domenico DiGregorio as the Western U.S. regional manager. With 35 years in the plumbing & heating industry, DiGregorio previously served as Western U.S. regional sales manager for RTI PEX Piping Systems.

Heitmann & Associates, Inc. (HAI) announced that H. Rok Lee has joined the firm as manager of the Eastern regional office located in New York.

Julien Inc., a leader in stainless steel innovation and design, has named Silvertip Marketing a representative partner. Based in Texas, Silvertip Marketing joined Julien in February to represent a handful of Southern states, including Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

O'Dea, Lynch, Abbattista Consulting Engineers, PC (OLA), has named Steven M. Gumm, P.E., as an associate of the firm, and Jeffrey D. Lyman and Scott P. Ziegler as engineer III. In addition, subsequent to acquiring their professional engineering licenses in New York State, Kenneth Kristensen, P.E., has been promoted to engineer II, and Daniel J. Smith, P.E., has been named senior engineer.

Craig Helenbrook has been promoted from national sales manager to senior vice president of Hansgrohe-North America. His appointment follows the untimely death of Senior Vice President and General Manager Kate Maselis, 44, who died on Oct. 23, 2005, following a relatively short but serious illness.

The RJA Group, parent company of Rolf Jensen & Associates and Sako & Associates, has selected former NFPA President and CEO George Miller to be the company's chairman of the board. Miller joined the RJA Group Board in 2003.

Taco has restructured its Sales and Marketing Department into residential and commercial divisions. Heading up Commercial Sales and Marketing will be Tom Lawrence, senior vice president. Residential Sales and Marketing will be commanded by Senior Vice President Bob Coons, who will continue to have responsibility for Taco Canada.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has appointed Shane M. Clary, Ph.D., of Livermore, CA, to the Association's Standards Council. Dr. Clary has worked in the automatic fire alarm and central station security industry since 1974, and is currently vice president of codes and standards compliance for Bay Alarm Company, Pacheco, CA.

Autodesk, Inc. announced that Carl Bass, the company's chief operating officer, has been named president and chief executive officer effective May 1, 2006. Bass also has been appointed to the company's expanded board of directors, effective immediately. Carol Bartz, who has served as CEO since April 1992, will become the company's first executive chairman of the board.

Jacuzzi Bath Division is realigning its sales territories. The company has appointed Eugene "Buddy"