Plumber Industry News: October 2020

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

ServiceTitan and Kinetico announce partnership
ServiceTitan announced a partnership with Kinetico, a global manufacturer of residential and commercial water softeners, drinking water systems and specialty filters. Kinetico’s systems are distributed through independent water treatment dealers in more than 100 countries.

Robert Goldschmidt
Robert Goldschmidt

Robert Goldschmidt named president of Roto-Rooter
Robert Goldschmidt was named president of Roto-Rooter Services Co. He succeeds Rick Arquilla, who is retiring at the end of the year. Goldschmidt currently serves as executive vice president, a role he has held since 2015. As president, he will oversee operations, national sales, call centers, and corporate merger and aquisition activities. He will also provide guidance to the company’s manufacturing division and franchising network.

Grundfos breaks ground on new center
Grundfos announced the groundbreaking of its Americas Regional Center, located in Brookshire, Texas.

The 45,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed during the spring of 2021. Grundfos is currently seeking to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The new offices will house company sales, operations, engineering, HR, finance and other support functions.

Robert Logemann
Robert Logemann

PPG names Logemann as chairman and CEO
Professional Plumbing Group’s board of directors and Dunes Point Capital named Robert Logemann as chairman and CEO of PPG. Logemann joined PPG, owned by DPC, earlier this year as executive chairman and will also assume the CEO role.

Caleffi announces R & G Sales as Arizona rep
Caleffi North America announced R & G Sales as its representative throughout Arizona for sales support and training for the heating, cooling and plumbing related markets.

Dave Viola
Dave Viola

Dave Viola named new CEO of IAPMO
The IAPMO board of directors announced that IAPMO COO/Executive Vice President Dave Viola has been appointed to CEO, effective Jan. 1. He will succeed Russ Chaney, who is retiring after a quarter-century at the helm of the 95-year-old association. Chaney will remain as an executive adviser to the CEO. Viola has more than 25 years’ senior management experience within the plumbing and mechanical industry. He joined IAPMO in 2007 and has served as IAPMO’s COO for the past seven years, with strategic and operational responsibility for the comprehensive array of IAPMO Group programs and services.

Markus Brettschneider
Markus Brettschneider

Viega names Brettschneider new CEO and president
Viega named Markus Brettschneider its new CEO and president. He replaces Dave Garlow, who resigned effective Sept. 1. In his new position, Brettschneider is responsible for the overall operations of Viega. He most recently was with ABB, where he was group senior vice president and global head of marketing and sales for industrial automation and global head of group solutions and channels.

Uponor Canada names Hartwick as general manager
Uponor announced the appointment of Chris Hartwick as general manager, Uponor Canada, with a strategic focus on Canadian sales, marketing, customer service and customer engagement. He most recently served as director of sales for commercial building services, in the U.S and Canada, at Xylem.

Chris Hartwick
Chris Hartwick


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