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Jim Koepsell

Watts appointed Jim Koepsell general manager of the company’s drains and industrial businesses, Atul Sharma director of commercial operations and general manager for Watts’ Syncta business and Carlos Haddad general manager for the company’s Dormont gas business unit in addition to his existing role as vice president of marketing and business development for the Americas and Europe.

Dalithia Smith

Oatey announced a bevy of personnel moves. Dalithia Smith was promoted to vice president and chief human resources officer, while Patrick Aquino was promoted to vice president of sales, wholesale plumbing. Darryl Jones is now serving as manager, commercial sales training, while Karen Fox has been promoted to national showroom sales manager. The company also announced Adrian Scherer is now manager, commercial healthcare sales and John Waters is now technical specialist, commercial sales.

BNP Plumbing Group columnist Dave Yates was appointed to IAPMO's Hydronics Standards Committee as a voting member by the organization's executive committee.

Delta Faucet’s Bob Neff has joined the board of directors of Plumbing Manufacturers International.


Company news

Uponor North America has launched a new website,, that enables U.S. and Canadian visitors to quickly find whatever they need, whenever they need it — all in a single location that will readily accommodate any screen type: desktop, laptop, pad or mobile phone, the company noted.

The Navien Mexico and LATAM teams announced the launch of The work in the development of this digital platform for all Navien Mexican and Latino audiences has been carried out with care and dedication, Navien stated.