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October 1, 2004
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  • Plumbing and heating valve manufacturer Dahl Brothers (Canada) Limited has appointed Jannike Husebye Godfrey its new president. A graduate of the University of Guelph, Ontario, she has been with Dahl more than 20 years, lately as its general manager.

  • A.O. Smith Water Products announced that Robert Grussing IV joined the company as vice president and chief financial officer. Grussing, with 24 years of experience, was most recently president of Weil-McLain Co.

    Other executive appointments: James Grasha, vice president of international since 1999, was named to the newly created position of vice president and general manager of the company's Water Systems business. Kevin Wheeler replaces Grasha in that post. He had been managing the company's plant in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. He is replaced by David Warren, who has been serving as managing director of sales for A.O. Smith's Reliance brand of water heaters since 2002. The company also named Joan Duvall as director of strategic marketing. Previously she was at United Technologies-Carrier.

  • American Standard named an executive with a consumer goods background as president of its global bath and kitchen business: James Dwyer, who spent a decade in senior executive roles with PepsiCo and Kraft General Foods, most recently as president of Tropicana Products, North America.

    The company's Bath and Kitchen Americas Group named Kenneth Damato vice president of sales, a newly created position. Previously, he had been vice president of global business development with the company's commercial air conditioning business.

  • Supreme Corp. named Douglas Thornhill general manager of its Woodburn, Ore., facility. Thornhill has 25 years of experience in managing manufacturing facilities.

  • Armstrong Pumps named Robert Clements as manager of Ontario sales. He was previously employed with Trane. Gordon Reel was promoted to sales manager - Western Region Wholesale Parts Div. He previously served as Western regional sales manager of Conbraco Industries. Joseph Tibando was named field services supervisor - Warranty Administration Group. Patti Malone is a buyer on the Strategic Sourcing Team.

  • Liberty Pumps named Jim Halpin as regional sales manager for the northeastern United States and Canada.

  • Former American Standard western regional sales manager Steve Howkinson joined Villeroy & Boch's Bathroom, Kitchen & Tile Division, where he will be responsible for sales and dealer relationships in 26 states.

  • Bradford White Corp. announced two promotions at its Middleville, Mich., manufacturing facility: Michael Reid has been named vice president of materials, Harold Hoover has been promoted to vice president of manufacturing.
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