Plumber Industry News: Apex Tool Appoints New SVP and President

Plumber Industry News: Apex Tool Appoints New SVP and President
Ross Porter Jr.

Apex Tool Group has appointed Ross Porter Jr. to its executive leadership team as senior vice president and president of its Global Power Tools business unit. Prior to joining Apex, Porter held senior executive roles at both Newell Brands and Chamberlain Industries.

Hydra-Flex honored on fastest-growing private companies list
Hydra-Flex, manufacturer of Ripsaw and Switchblade hydroexcavation nozzles, was No. 25 on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 list. The Fast 50 is a list of the region’s fastest-growing private companies.

Christopher Drew appointed chairman of AHRI
The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) appointed Christopher Drew, executive vice president of Burnham Holdings, as its 2017 chairman of the board.

Saniflo names PEPCO Sales new agent in Texas
Saniflo has appointed PEPCO Sales as its new sales representative in Texas. In business since 1965, PEPCO Sales serves the plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, waterworks, fire protection and irrigation industries and will carry the full line of Saniflo products.

Ferguson acquires Ramapo Wholesalers
Ferguson acquired Ramapo Wholesalers in an asset transaction completed Oct. 10. Ramapo Wholesalers’ home office is in Spring Valley, New York, and the company has 47 associates in seven locations in southeast New York and northern New Jersey.


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