Industry News - June 2020

Industry News - June 2020

BrassCraft recognizes Bhagat with annual Robert M. Zell Award

BrassCraft presented the 2019 Robert M. Zell Award to Rohit Bhagat from its Novi, Michigan, headquarters. The award recognizes employees who exemplify the BrassCraft founder’s legacy, inspire trust with customers and advance the company’s 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 the State University of New York. In 2019, he was critical in supporting several product development and continuous improvement initiatives.  


Caleffi North America appoints 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.


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.


Asahi/America expands building information modeling and CAD library files

Asahi/America expanded its building information modeling library on its website. The library now contains CAD files for the company’s Air-Pro compressed air piping, Asahitec PP-RCT commercial HVAC and plumbing piping, Proline single wall industrial piping and Purad ultra-high-purity PVDF piping systems, in addition to its manual valves. CAD files can be downloaded through the company’s online catalog at cad.asahi-america.com.


Saniflo appoints Ceballos as business development manager

Saniflo, a division of Group SFA, appointed Ruben Ceballos to the newly created position of business development manager for the East Coast. He is based in Edison, New Jersey. Like his counterpart on the opposite side of the country, California business development manager Lupe Serrano, Ceballos will work with Eastern plumbing and heating wholesaler-distributors and contractors to increase sales through plumber product trainings.


J.C. Whitlam hires new sales manager for Southern markets

J.C. Whitlam announced it hired Bradley Cheslock as the Southern regional sales manager for the plumbing, HVAC, waterworks, irrigation and fire protection markets. He will be responsible for managing and extending Whitlam’s full line of specialty chemicals and PLUMB-PRO tools through the wholesale distribution chain in the Southern U.S.  



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