Plumber Industry News: October 2019

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for plumbing professionals

TGI-Connect and PressurePro unveil integration plans
TGI-Connect and PressurePro announced their intent to integrate technology. Announced in conjunction with the opening of Trimble’s In.Sight User Conference, the completion of this integration would feature wireless connectivity between the solutions, allowing fleets immediate access to real-time tire condition reports for each of their trailers, powered or not.

George Werner
George Werner

Brasscraft names new vice president
Brasscraft announced the promotion of George Werner to the position of vice president, sales. In his expanded role, Werner will develop and implement strategies that position the company for profitable growth in all its sales channels. He has 15 years' experience with Brasscraft. Since 2011, he has held the position of vice president, retail sales. In 2019, he assumed additional leadership responsibility for the wholesale sales channel. Prior to these roles, he was the national accounts manager and senior director of retail sales. Before joining Brasscraft, he held various wholesale and retail sales positions at Alsons Corp.

Uponor signs exclusive agreement with Pestan
Uponor North America and San Diego-based Pestan North America, a supplier of PP-RCT pipe and fittings, announced the signing of an agreement naming Uponor the exclusive distributor of PNA’s proprietary polypropylene, random copolymer, with modified crystallinity and temperature-resistance products throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Lou Vorsteveld
Lou Vorsteveld

Lou Vorsteveld joins LAARS Heating Systems
LAARS Heating Systems, a subsidiary of Bradford White Corp., appointed Lou Vorsteveld, Ph.D., to the position of director of engineering. Vorsteveld will oversee LAARS’s engineering functions, including project execution, design quality, strategic technology direction and development, and optimal design for manufacturing, and he’ll work closely with engineering resources across Bradford White Corp. Before joining LAARS, he was vice president, engineering, and a member of the management team at AERCO International. He also previously served as president and CEO of Bosch Thermotechnology/Buderus Hydronics.



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