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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE CONGRATS!


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he American Supply Associa- tion announced two new hires: • Daniel Hilton is director of gov-


ernment affairs. Hilton will provide strategic direction and management of all federal and state legislative, regulatory, public affairs and political activities, establishing relationships with major policy makers. He has over 10 years experience working for two members of Congress and for the House Armed Services Committee. • Benjamin Stephens is director of


marketing & communications. Stephens will build and manage ASA’s brand identity and provide strategic direction and management of all marketing and communications efforts. He has 12 years experience in association marketing with the Inter- national Warehouse Logistics Asso- ciation and the North American Wholesale Lumber Association. Anvil International promoted two


sales executives: • Tim Hamelin was named hard-


ware division sales manager. Hamelin joined Anvil in 1990 and had been national inside sales man- ager. He has led numerous major ini- tiatives, including the recent consolidation of four customer serv- ice centers into two. His responsibil-


Brian Marton to its sales team as Southeast regional sales manager, with a territory stretching from Texas to the Carolinas. Marton has served as a manufacturers’ rep for Basco in Florida since 2005. He has extensive expertise in Basco products and pro- grams as well as installation services. Blackman Plumbing Supply an-


nounced a number of newly created positions: • Brian Sarno was named national


accounts sales manager. Sarno started his career at Grainger Industrial Sup- ply and most recently was VP-sales at Interline Brands, where he focused on key vertical markets. • Sean Mulderig was promoted to


regional sales manager-East. Mul- derig most recently served as regional manager, where he focused on sales and on helping the former Ridge- wood Corp. personnel become accli- mated. Prior to that, he served as the branch manager of Blackman’s Southampton branch. • Tom Carney was promoted to


senior account manager. Carney came to Blackman through the acqui- sition of Ridgewood Corp., where he most recently served as senior VP- sales and marketing. • Fenton J. Harpster was ap-


pointed regional sales manager-West. Harpster held various position with Ferguson Enterprises locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, most recently as branch manager of the Jersey City location. He has a diverse background in PVF and commercial plumbing sales and distribution operations. Chicago Tube and Iron Company


Ben Stephens Debi Skyberg


ities will include developing OEM opportunities for Anvil’s manufactur- ing facilities. • Debi Skyberg was named na-


tional inside sales manager. A 10-year Anvil veteran, she was previously re- gional inside sales manager, covering the Midwest and East. She has been a leader in the company’s initiatives to cross train the inside sales team in the Fire and Mechanical divisions. She will be responsible for all inside sales in the U.S. and Canada and will be developing and implementing training programs. Barry L. Cottrell has joined Baker


Sales Inc. as general manager. He will focus on broadening product lines and improving the quality of service for their customers. In addi- tion to his extensive management and sales experience, Cottrell has years of military training as a naval officer. Basco Shower Enclosures added


made a number of appointments: • Robert Folin joined the Quad


Cities division as outside sales repre- sentative, responsible for the western Illinois and eastern Iowa territories. Folin has 20 years of experience in mechanical and structural steel tubing sales, much of which was with Jack- son Tube Service in Piqua, Ohio. • Dina Shaffer is the new inside


sales representative for the Chicago division. Shaffer has a wealth of sales and customer service experience, most recently with Copper and Brass Sales in Schaumburg, Ill. • Sandy Kollmann joined the Wis-


consin division as outside sales rep- resentative, responsible for the southwestern Wisconsin territory. Kollmann has extensive sales experi- ence in the development of industrial accounts. For the past 14 years, she held a number of positions with Mer- cury Marine. • Nikki Publow was promoted to inside sales for the Des Moines divi-


• Be sure to visit www.thewholesaler.com for web exclusive articles and videos! • Steve House Adam Langhals


fied professional in supply manage- ment®


(CPSM® ) from the Institute for


Supply Management™. The distin- guished CPSM credential is specifi- cally designed for experienced supply managers, focusing on managerial and leadership skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship man- agement, organizational global strat- egy and risk compliance. House and Langhals join more than 60 other Fer- guson Integrated associates who have earned the CPSM designation.


•THE WHOLESALER® — MARCH 2011


sion. Publow joined the company last summer and more recently has been working as an inside sales assistant. Previously, she worked in inside sales for Norfolk Iron & Metal and for Na- masco in a variety of roles. Jacques Klopper was named VP of


operations for Elkhart Products, with responsibility for manufactur- ing, engineering, product develop- ment and launch, quality, environmental, and safety and supply chain activities. Klopper has nearly two decades of manufacturing lead- ership. He began his career in South Africa and then immigrated to the U.S., working with Watts Water Technologies for the past 11 years in a variety of capacities, most recently as director of operations for the Regtrol division. Kent Hiland was appointed presi-


dent of Emerson Climate Technolo- gies — Latin America. Hiland’s organization is responsible for sup-


Fluidmaster® announced several


changes within its wholesale plumb- ing channel sales team: • Mike Walter is regional sales manager for the East. He previously served as national account manager for Milwaukee Power Tools. • Jeff Petersonwill direct the West


as regional sales manager. He had worked as national account manager for Ironclad Performance Wear. • Dan Mudge, director of sales-


wholesale channel for the last two years, will also cover the Central re- gion, while supervising this team and Fluidmaster’s national sales efforts. Mike Burke joined Geary Pacific


as manager of service parts and con- trols. He will be based out of Geary’s headquarters in Orange, Calif., and will work directly with each of Geary’s 15 branch locations to de- velop their service parts and controls business. Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC


Kent Hiland Jeff Jackson


porting Emerson, Copeland and White-Rodgers offerings in the region. He has been with the company for 27 years and has served as vice president of Emerson Climate Technologies — Latin America since 1995. Ferguson Integrated Services an-


nounced that two of its employees, Steve House and Adam Langhals, have earned the designation of certi-


named Jeff Jackson territory manager for new construction for the greater metro Atlanta area and will also rep- resent the Southeast region from Texas to the Carolinas. He comes to Gerber from its sister company, Fu- sion Hardware Group, where he was director of operations. John Guest USAmade the follow- ing announcements: • Kent Nicholswas named national


sales manager-industrial distribution, serving a wide spectrum of distribu- tors of products for use in water fil- tration and treatment, process fluids, compressed air and pneumatics. He will manage export sales to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. In his 20- year career, Nichols has held a num- ber of positions in sales, marketing and international business develop- ment with companies serving the water treatment-filtration and plumb- ing/HVAC industries. • William Slone is the new Eastern


region OEM sales manager. Slone will manage existing water treatment, air/gas and automotive OEM cus- tomers as well as advance the com- pany’s OEM base. His sales territory will encompass Tennessee and the southern states, along with the East- ern Seaboard north to Maine. HARDI has hired several new staff members: • Emily Saving joined the man-


agement team in education services. Saving has a strong foundation in instructional design and will be re- sponsible for the research, course design, implementation and evalua- tion of all programs and classes added to HARDI’s training and ed- ucation catalog. • As membership development and services manager, Stephanie (Turn to Congrats!, page 178.)


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