Plumber Industry News: July 2018

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

Dwyer Group acquired by Harvest Partners
Dwyer Group announced it has been acquired by Harvest Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. The deal marks the fourth and largest private equity transaction of Dwyer Group in the franchise organization’s history. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Waco, Texas, Dwyer Group serves as a holding company for 20 service brands with a franchise network including more than 3,200 franchisees operating in the U.S. and eight other countries.

Will Seither
Will Seither

PRIER Products names new research and development engineer
PRIER Products announced the appointment of a new research and development engineer, Will Seitter. He has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Kansas and seven years’ experience as a development engineer for an international pump company.

BrassCraft marks 20 years of partnership with JT Associates
For more than 70 years, BrassCraft has developed unique collaborations with its industry partners and it is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary with JT Associates. Based in Plano, Texas, JT Associates promotes the BrassCraft, Plumbshop and Cobra brands through its wholesale distribution channels.

Regis Saragosti
Regis Saragosti

Saniflo appoints Saragosti as North American CEO 
Regis Saragosti has been named North American CEO for Saniflo, part of SFA Group, gaining responsibility for the U.S., Canada and Mexico business sectors. Previously, Saragosti served as the CEO of Saniflo USA for more than 10 years, doubling business and growing market share to 90 percent for the wastewater pump manufacturer.

Lovin Saini
Lovin Saini

Saini named director of product management for Marley
Marley Engineered Products named Lovin Saini as director of product management. He will be based out of the company’s Burr Ridge, Illinois, office. Saini will be responsible for leading Marley’s product managers in developing market strategies to profitably grow the company, including defining the long-term product strategy for market preference.

Bosch Thermotechnology opens new facility
Bosch Thermotechnology opened a new facility in Watertown, Massachusetts. It is home to the company’s first-ever air conditioning lab, which will allow for testing and refining the performance, sound and connectivity of its air conditioning units in-house. The facility also includes the Bosch Experience Center, where visitors can immerse themselves in the company’s portfolio of energy-efficient products.

REHAU hosts continuing education seminars
REHAU announced a series of commercial plumbing and heating seminars to be offered as Lunch and Learns upon request to industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The one-hour seminars provide an introduction to design and installation of PEXa piping in plumbing, radiant cooling, radiant heating, geothermal, and snow and ice melting applications. The seminars are delivered at offices of engineers, design-build companies and commercial contractors by REHAU application experts and can be presented individually or combined into a multitopic program. Professionals who complete the seminars receive an emailed certificate of completion. For more information, visit

Paul Tiszai
Paul Tiszai

Paul Tiszai joins Trio-Vision
Trio-Vision announced the addition of Paul Tiszai as its new West Coast regional manager. Tiszai has been involved in the pipeline inspection equipment industry for over two decades. Prior to joining Trio-Vision, he held various management positions at SPX (formerly Pearpoint), working his way up from a technician’s assistant position to management responsibilities in various departments such as production, service and sales.


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