• ICC and PMI announced the transition of Matt Sigler to the role of PMG executive director at the Code Council, effective July 6.
In his new role at ICC, Sigler will lead a team of subject matter experts and business managers from all parts of the ICC family of solutions to advance strategic goals in support of manufacturers and stakeholders.
Sigler is a well-known and highly respected technical expert in the industry with more than 20 years of experience in construction, codes and engineering. He most recently worked as the technical director for PMI, the management trade association representing plumbing fixture and fitting manufacturers.
In addition, Shawn Strausbaugh has taken over as lead of the government relations PMG team at ICC. As senior director of PMG Technical Resources, Strausbaugh will oversee ICC's government relations PMG technical experts and work closely with Sigler to promote safe, effective and affordable plumbing codes and standards globally.
“I am excited to have Matt and Shawn on our staff to help advance plumbing and mechanical safety around the world,” said ICC CEO Dominic Sims, CBO. “Access to safe, clean water and indoor air quality are essential to the well-being of each of us. Matt and Shawn’s expertise, energy and leadership skills will help us expand our PMG programs to support manufacturers, designers, contractors and the entire building safety community.”
• Bradley Corp. announced several promotions within its executive team, including Jon Dommisse, Nate Kogler and Mark Umhoefer.
Dommisse has been promoted to vice president of marketing and corporate communication. Over his 25 years with Bradley, Dommisse has led marketing, product management and corporate strategy. He will focus on expanding the reach of Bradley’s globally recognized brand, strategic planning, and supporting acquisition and partnership initiatives.
Kogler, has been promoted to vice president of products and engineering. In his 20 years with Bradley, Kogler has progressed through the product management organization. His focus is on driving new product development and product strategy.
Umhoefer has been named chief financial officer. Formerly vice president of finance, Umhoefer has been with Bradley since 1993 and has held progressive management, director and executive leadership roles over his finance department tenure.
“All three of these candidates have impressive long-term records of contributing to Bradley’s success and are valuable assets to our organization,” said Luis de Leon, Bradley Corp.’s president and chief operating officer. “Their dedication and expertise position Bradley for another 100 years of growth.”
• Aquatherm announced Derek Robinson and Scott Wood have joined the company as regional sales managers. Robinson, the company's new regional sales manager — East Coast, will be responsible for growing the company's business in the Northeast U.S. and the East Coast to South Carolina, along with the inland states of Pennsylvania, Tennessee and parts of Kentucky. He has nearly 20 years' experience in the plumbing and piping industry, including sales roles with some of the largest manufacturers and distributors, and has been a top performer, Aquatherm noted.
As Aquatherm's new regional sales manager — Great Lakes region, Wood will be responsible for growing the company's business in the Great Lakes states and upper Midwest, including Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. He has more than 20 years' experience in the plumbing and piping industry, and has also excelled in sales leader roles with some of the industry's largest manufacturers and distributors.
"We are proud and excited to welcome Derek and Scott to Aquatherm," said Glen Miller, Aquatherm's vice president of sales. "They are both experienced professionals who will provide valuable expertise as we continue to grow our culture of excellence for the benefit of our customers."
• T&S Brass and Bronze Works, a manufacturer of foodservice and commercial plumbing products, has promoted three leaders — Susan Albright, Nancy White and Maria Facchin — in order to support ongoing growth and cement T&S’ leadership role around the globe, the company noted.
Albright was named domestic customer service manager, overseeing T&S’ customer service department for all U.S. customers.
Also promoted was White, who was named export customer service manager. White has been with T&S for more than 25 years and is an expert in the export business of T&S. In this newly created role, she will provide direct support for this growing area of business, the manufacturer explained.
Facchin has accepted the position of southern Europe sales manager, a newly created role where she will oversee sales efforts for both T&S and Klarco products in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece. Facchin has a nearly 20-year tenure with Klarco, where she worked closely with customers as part of the customer service team.
• Franklin Electric Co. announced the appointment of Jeffery L. Taylor to vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 14. John J. Haines has retired as vice president and CFO of the company, but will support Taylor through an interim period to ensure a seamless transition.
“Jeff brings strong financial leadership, operational expertise and public company experience to Franklin Electric," said Gregg C. Sengstack, CEO and chairperson of Franklin Electric. "His deep experience in supporting commercial and manufacturing organizations and proven track record of driving change that supports long-term value creation will be invaluable. I look forward to his unique perspective and skills contributing to our outstanding leadership team.”
Most recently, Taylor was the CFO of Blue Bird Corp., a leading manufacturer of school buses. He had previously been senior vice president and CFO of Wabash National Corp. Earlier in his career, Taylor worked at King Pharmaceuticals and Eastman Chemical Co., progressing through multiple finance positions that supported commercial and manufacturing business teams, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and investor relations.
• SVF Flow Controls announced Jay Saldana has been promoted to vice president of engineering, and Rudy Garcia was named director of ISO and inside sales, effective immediately.
Saldana joined SVF Flow Controls in 2016 and is responsible for all engineering activities within the organization, as well as making sure goals are met, standards of quality are upheld and legal regulations are adhered to. He works with senior management on developing building and updating business strategies.
Garcia was hired in 2010 to SVF’s sister company Matco-Norca as the manager of quality and business process. He joined SVF in 2019 as the project manager/ISO manager, developing and training the inside sales team and introducing the firm’s ISO compliance policy. In his new role, Garcia will continue to ensure SVF remains compliant with ISO 9001-2015 and will steer the direction of SVF insides sales team.
• The Star Tribune has named Uponor North America a Top Workplace, ranking 29th on the large-size company list. This is Uponor’s eighth win as a Top Workplace, with previous recognitions from 2012 to 2018.
Companies in the Top Workplaces listing were ranked based on results from an employee survey conducted by Star Tribune’s partner, Energage. The evaluation measured employee engagement, organizational health and job satisfaction.
“We are honored to be recognized by The Star Tribune for this significant achievement, which is even more meaningful in these challenging times,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “We deeply value our employees, their engagement, and their commitment to make Uponor one of the best companies to work for in the Twin Cities.”
• Fujitsu General America has selected BRS Sales and Marketing to represent many of its high-efficiency heat pump products in North and South Carolina. BRS Sales’ offices in North and South Carolina now represent Fujitsu’s mini-split heat pumps, as well as the light commercial VRF Airstage J-Series (single phase J-IV and J-IVS) heat pump line.
“Fujitsu is excited to announce our alliance with BRS Sales and Marketing,” said Dennis Stinson, vice president of sales at Fujitsu. “For more than 50 years, BRS has diligently worked in the HVAC industry providing outstanding service to the manufacturers they represent and the distributors they support. We look forward to a long and mutually prosperous partnership for Fujitsu, BRS and our distributors.”
• Noritz America announced Vancouver, Washington-based Quality Sales is helping to cover the tankless water heater market in the Pacific Northwest. The manufacturers representative will work alongside Noritz’s own sales staff in that region; specifically Washington, Oregon, Alaska and the Idaho panhandle in the northern part of that state.
Established in 1994, Quality Sales is “a well-established leader among manufacturers reps in the Northwest market,” said Jason Fleming, executive vice president and general manager at Noritz America. “We feel their long-standing local relationships, in-depth tankless knowledge and focus on contractor relationships will match perfectly with our localized team. We are honored to start a long-standing partnership with such a great group. Welcome to the Noritz family.”