Plumbing and Mechanical

Werner Named Gerber President

December 1, 2003
Michael E. Werner, currently CEO of Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC, will also assume the role of president. Werner is also CEO and president of Globe Union Group Inc., which purchased part of Gerber last February.

Also, Jeff Pratt, vice president of sales, and Ken James, national sales manager, will head up the sales department, responsible for the company's U.S. Northeast Region. In addition, five regional directors will work with Gerber's national manufacturers rep network: M.J. (Mutt) Davis, Southern Region; Mike Vinik, Midwest Region; Jim Wilmsen, Southwest Region; Darryl Wint, Southwestern Region; and Eric Peterson, Northwest Region. Vinik will also serve as national sales manager, commercial products. Peterson will also service as national sales manager, builders services.

Robert Perry, vice president, sales for Canada will lead the company's efforts in Canada. Yvan Legualt will be responsible for the Quebec and the Maritime provinces.