Plumber Industry News: March 2020

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

Caleffi North America appoints Sharon Alexander to brand marketing manager
Caleffi North America announced the appointment of Sharon Alexander to the position of brand marketing manager. She will work closely with sales and media networks and be responsible for advertising, public relations, trade merchandising, trade exhibitions and promotion development. Alexander has been involved in marketing within the heating, plumbing and solar industry for over 18 years. Before joining Caleffi, she spent 11 years as marketing manager at Hot Water Products in Milwaukee, and seven years with Solar Service in Niles, Illinois. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from North Central College and marketing strategy certification from Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Rohit Bhagat
Rohit Bhagat

BrassCraft recognizes Bhagat with annual Robert M. Zell Award
BrassCraft awarded the 2019 Robert M. Zell Award to Rohit Bhagat from its Novi, Michigan, headquarters. The Zell Award recognizes employees who exemplify the founder’s legacy, inspire trust with customers and advance its culture of excellence. Bhagat, manufacturing engineer, has been a BrassCraft employee since July 2015. He joined the company after completing his master’s degree at State University of New York. In 2019, he was critical in supporting several product development and continuous improvement initiatives.

Navien awards Repnet for top commercial project
During Navien’s annual sales meeting in Orlando, Florida, company reps were awarded for top Navien projects in commercial, multifamily and builder applications. Repnet from Arizona/New Mexico was awarded the top commercial project of 2019. The winning project was completed at Gruet Winery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and consisted of 12 Navien NPE-S condensing tankless water heaters, Ready-Link Racks and Ready-Link manifold systems. All 12 tankless water heaters were cascaded and common vented for increased gallons per minute, built-in redundancy and ease-of-installation with few wall penetrations.



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