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LIXIL recently appointed Trey Northrup as its new leader of LIXIL Americas, home to brands American Standard, GROHE and DXV. Northrup will drive growth through innovation and enhance organized culture, while continuing to build an inclusive and diverse culture that empowers employees to improve speed and flexibility in how the company operates, the manufacturer explains. Northrup joins LIXIL after nearly 20 years with Whirlpool Corp.

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced Paul Harry, P.E., LEE AP, has joined the firm’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing group as a senior project and client manager in its Raleigh, North Carolina, office. Harry will lead the firm’s laboratory growth initiative within the MEP group. Harry, who has more than 30 years of experience, spent the last five years with Brady/Building Clarity. His expertise in design-build, building assessments, energy performance improvements and management will provide Dewberry’s laboratory and healthcare clients with the necessary solutions to Its biggest design challenges, the firm notes.

Vanderweil Engineers, a building services engineering firm, announced Kevin McNamara, P.E., has joined the firm’s Boston office as an associate principal to lead the Commercial Interiors Group. McNamara has more than 20 years of engineering experience across multiple market sectors, including commercial office, retail, hospitality and data centers. McNamara has experience supporting owners, architects, facility managers and construction teams nationwide. He has led multidiscipline engineering teams providing design, consulting and commissioning services for a variety of project sizes in the commercial market sector. His clients have included Fidelity Investments, Toyota North America, Bose and Bank of America. 

SCHOCK North America, a manufacturer of quartz/granite composite kitchen sinks, named Marc Nover CEO.

Fujitsu General America, based in Pine Brook, New Jersey, announced the promotion of Derrick Paul to director of sales, VRF products. Paul will lead the sales efforts of Fujitsu General America's Airstage VRF systems throughout North America by managing a team of sales engineers while establishing strategies for short- and long-term initiatives to increase sales revenue and market share, Fujitsu explains.


Company News

PPE kits

Jones Stephens offers PPE kits to customers.


Jones Stephens is offering prepackaged PPE kits to contractors and other businesses. The three kits include: Kit 1: One mask, one hand sanitizer and one pair of gloves; Kit 2: One mask, one hand sanitizer, one pair of gloves, shoe covers and disinfectant spray; and Kit 3: One mask, one hand sanitizer, one pair of gloves, shoe covers and sanitizing wipes.

Mansfield Plumbing announced Futura Sales is its new manufacturers representative in the New England territory. Kenneth Wilensky, president of Futura Sales, along with the Futura team, will rep Mansfield in all six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont).

Water Brown and Caldwell

Brown and Caldwell wins award.


The City of Pueblo, Colorado, and Brown and Caldwell announced receipt of the Water Environment Federation 2020 Project Excellence Award for enhancements made to the James R. Dilorio Water Reclamation Facility (JR Dilorio WRF) to affordably and sustainably meet state nutrient water quality regulations. WEF's annual awards competition pays tribute to excellence and innovation in the execution of projects and programs in the water sector.