November 2019 PME Movers and Shakers
St. Louis-based KAI Design hired Terry Hanselman, AIA, LEED AP, as senior project architect, Ken Hoernschemeyer, AIA, LEED AP, as project architect and Renee Cohen, IIDA, NCIDQ, as interior designer.
Professional services firm Dewberry announced Brandon Whelan, P.E., was hired as an associate and the electrical infrastructure department manager in the firm’s Raleigh, North Carolina office.
Whelan joins the firm’s MEP group with more than 20 years of experience.
Peter Reiner, Rinnai Corp.
Rinnai Corp. announced Peter Reiner has joined the organization as its vice president of marketing. Reiner’s experience includes developing innovative marketing strategies in executive leadership positions with companies such as LG Electronics, Toys R Us and Sara Lee Corp.
Jim Margoni, A.O. Smith.
A. O. Smith announced Senior Vice President of Wholesale Sales Jim Margoni will retire in early 2020, and Rick Hawk, current vice president of sales for national accounts, has been named the successor, effective Jan. 1. Margoni has agreed to remain on with the organization for a brief period after Jan. 1 to assist with the transition.
Mark Bunting, LIXIL Americas.
LIXIL Americas promoted Mark Bunting to chief financial officer. Bunting will report directly to Adam Bryson, CFO, LIXIL International.
Houston-based RectorSeal named Wright Sales Co., out of Claremont, California, as its manufacturer’s representative for the territories of California, Nevada, except for Clarke County, and Hawaii. Wright Sales is helmed by principals Mike Brase (president) and Cindy Brase (vice president). RectorSeal’s John Kane (western regional sales manager — plumbing/HVAC) will oversee the territory.
The Missouri Association of Manufacturers has honored Cambridge Engineering by naming the company, Missouri’s Small Manufacturer of the Year. Cambridge manufactures energy-efficient HVAC equipment for commercial and industrial facilities.
DreamLine recently announced new capabilities and a broader portfolio of products as a result of its new partnership with Arizona Shower Doors, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom glass shower doors and enclosures. Headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania, DreamLine and Arizona will continue to operate separate business divisions that combined form a national, technology-driven leader offering endless possibilities for customers across the entire glass shower door and enclosure market, DreamLine explained.
American Standard, part of LIXIL Americas, won its second consecutive WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its WaterSense products and ongoing effort to defeat water waste. American Standard was honored as a 2019 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award winner for its Beauty in Motion Tour, a “showroom on wheels.” The tour offered nearly two million people water-efficient alternatives for their homes, and American Standard added several new WaterSense-labeled toilets and faucets to its line of labeled products.
Hunter Fan Co. acquired Entrepreneurial Pursuits (dba Jan Fan). Jan Fan is a manufacturer and distributor of fixed and rolling-mount caged fan solutions for commercial and industrial workspaces. Jan Fan has operated for more than 60 years and serves customers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Hilti Group is collaborating with Procore, a provider of construction management software, to help strengthen digital workflows and drive productivity on the jobsites, the tool manufacturer noted. As part of the joint effort, the Hilti ON!Track asset management system will become compatible for Procore platform users.