The latest news from our
vendors and suppliers this month.
A. O. Smith Corp. elected President and COO Ajita G. Rajendra to its board of directors. He was named
president of the Milwaukee-based water technology company in August
Delta Faucet Co. announced Richard O’Reagan will take over as president of Delta,
Allman, who was named as parent
Masco’s new group president. Previously, O’Reagan was vice president of sales
Eemax recently launched its building information modeling product models that
are built in native Autodesk Revit format. Eemax product models can be
downloaded from the newly created BIM Product Library at www.eemax.com/BIM-Revit. Building professionals can simply choose the model
they want to specify for their project.
Hansgrohe updated is website with the new “Hansgrohe PRO” portal, which caters to
the needs of architects, designers and the trade. It will also incorporate
helpful and interactive features such as design and trend ideas, planning
programs, a Water Savings Calculator, as well as easy access to the company’s
social media pages and feeds.
Global private equity firm Advent International has closed a
significant majority investment in plumbing and HVAC distributor Morrison Supply Co. Advent Operating Partner Chip Hornsby, former CEO of Wolseley plc, will join the
company as CEO. Scott
Sangalli, Morrison’s former CEO,
will continue as an investor in the company.
Hawkins and Charlie Allen will continue in their roles as president and
CFO, respectively, and remain investors in the company. Advent Operating
Clark, former president and COO
of W.W. Grainger, will join the company as nonexecutive chairman.
Plumbing Manufacturers International elected Kohler Co.’s Stewart
Yang as 2012 board president.
Yang, Kohler’s vice president of engineering, faucet design, has served a
variety of positions on the PMI board since 2008, including treasurer, second
vice president and first vice president.