Plumber Industry News: Mill-Rose Wins 2017 Innovation Excellence Award

Plumber Industry News: Mill-Rose Wins 2017 Innovation Excellence Award
Mill-Rose received an award for its Power-Deuce multi-function brush.

Mill-Rose was awarded the American Brush Manufacturers Association 2017 Innovation Excellence award for its Power-Deuce multi-function brush. The award recognizes outstanding innovation in any manufactured product, component or service in the brush industry.

Kenney named Franklin Electric president
Franklin Electric announced that it has appointed Donald Kenney as president, North America Water Systems. He will be responsible for all aspects of the NAWS business that supports the sale of Franklin Electric products to customers in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America.

PMI’s technical director joins committees
Matt Sigler, Plumbing Manufacturers International’s technical director, has been appointed to the Joint Committee on Drinking Water Additives – System Components. He also recently began serving on the International Code Council’s Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas Code Action Committee.

Caleffi appoints new marketing communications manager
Caleffi announced Nicki Bowling has joined the company as the marketing communications manager. She will be responsible for conceiving and leading North American marketing initiatives involving branding, advertising, events, communications, specialized marketing programs and field sales support.

Dallas Specialty launches new website
Dallas Specialty and Manufacturing announced the launch of its new website. It works on desktops, tablets and mobile devices and has high-definition pictures, spec sheets and flyers.

J.C. Whitlam names new Eastern regional sales manager
Jason Seelman is J.C. Whitlam’s new Eastern regional sales manager for the company’s plumbing, HVAC, waterworks, irrigation and fire protection markets. He brings an extensive sales management background as well as purchasing experience through his years at Robertson Heating Supply in Alliance, Ohio.

Woodard named new president of John Guest USA
John Guest USA announced Byron Woodard as its new president, effective since mid-January. Prior to joining the company, he served as the chief marketing officer at Ferguson Enterprises. As president, Woodard is responsible for the company’s business strategy, top line revenue growth and the overall profitability of the company.

Source One Environmental announces partnership
Source One Environmental announced its partnership with Vortex Infrastructure as an exclusive distributor of Pipe-Robo-Tec USA. Vortex provides a suite of services and products within the trenchless rehabilitation market, including product lines under Quades, Pipe-Robo-Tec and Schwalm USA.

Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber welcome VP
Daniel Bonner has joined Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber as vice president of operations. Bonner will be based out of Goettl’s Tempe, Arizona, office and will be responsible for all plumbing and HVAC operations in its market areas, including Phoenix, Tuscon, Las Vegas and Southern California.

Taco Comfort Solutions wins local safety award
Taco Comfort Solutions earned the 2017 Excellence in Safety Performance and Records award from Providence Business News, Rhode Island’s statewide business weekly.

Telular launches new fleet management portal from SkyBitz
Telular launched a new fleet management portal and mobile app from SkyBitz Local Fleets. The Ops Center portal and app deliver GPS tracking features and data including vehicle location, fuel usage, and speed and mileage reports.

KNIPEX joins DPA Buying Group
KNIPEX joined the Distributor Partners of America Buying Group, which caters to the distributors and vendors of tools, fasteners and industrial supplies. The company has more than 1,400 different professional pliers and tools available to the DPA distributor member base.

Kohler supports Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
Kohler will continue to support the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in New York through sponsorship of the recent annual President’s Dinner and the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, set to be unveiled in May.


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