Sioux Chief Manufacturing recently named Michael Foster vice president of commercial products. He will lead a team focused on Sioux Chief’s line of commercial application plumbing products. Foster moves to this new roll from his previous position of director of national sales.

Foster joined Sioux Chief in 1989 after serving in the United States Army. In his 32 years of service, he has held positions in customer service, product management and sales.

“I am grateful to be chosen for this new role and being able to continue serving Sioux Chief," Foster said. "I am excited about the opportunities that Sioux Chief will have to expand our commercial products offering and grow the overall brand with distributors, engineers and contractors.”

"Michael’s product and industry knowledge make him a valuable asset to Sioux Chief and the many distributors, contractors and engineers he has formed a relationship with over the years," said Rex Baer, executive vice president of the company. "He has the respect and support of his team members and we are fortunate to have him lead our sales and marketing efforts of our expanded Commercial Products offering.”

Todd Amerson, formerly of Sigma Corp. will be joining Sioux Chief as director of trench drain sales. He has been in building materials working with concrete since 2001. He has worked specifically within the trench drain Industry since 2010, working closely with engineers, architects, contractors and distributors across all divisions of construction driving brand awareness and assuring market understanding of trench drain as a viable drainage solution, with additional duties of inventory management, vendor coordination and P&L responsibilities.  

"I am happy to be joining an aggressive, growth-oriented organization in Sioux Chief," Amerson said. "The Trench Drain market presents vast and varied opportunities. And I'm looking forward to collaborating with such a professional and experienced team, including the partners working with Sioux Chief across North America, to meet the challenges that lay ahead."

Additionally, Tim Stephenson is moving onto the role of regional sales manager. Stephenson joined Sioux Chief in 2016 as customer service manager and later transitioned to the Regional Sales Support team. His experience as a manager, proven people skills and commitment to his reps and customers has made him a benefit to the sales team. Stephenson will initially be working with Sioux Chief's reps in the West; Double A Sales SW, Mountain West Marketing and Paramount Sales.