Ambler, Pa.-based Precis Engineering hired Steven L. Altomare as its vice president of pharmaceutical services. Altomare will use his nearly 36 years of pharmaceutical project leadership and engineering management experience to lead Precis’ compliance, consulting and support business. Altomare will oversee the utility and support system design, master planning, project management and client relations.

• Richard Minaker was promoted by Watts Water to the role of regional sales manager for HVAC in the western United States. Minaker will be responsible for driving sales in the region through engineers, manufacturers reps, wholesalers and contractors.

• Fluidmaster hired industry veteran Kevin Buckner in the company’s new role of chief commercial officer. Buckner will be in charge of sales, marketing, customer service and engineering.

• Slant/Fin announced Adam Dubin, the company’s president, was promoted to chairman and CEO. He replaces Melvin Dubin, who has held the position since the company’s inception in 1949. Melvin Dubin will remain active with the company as the chairman emeritus.