Noritz America has announced the promotion of company veteran Jay Hassel from his post as vice president of sales and marketing to president and COO. Hassel is the first American to serve as president for Noritz’s North American subsidiary and succeeds Hisashi Uryu, who retains the title of CEO while also returning to the parent company in Japan to serve as an officer for Noritz Corp., based in Kobe, Japan.

“Having a past president with such an important role in the parent company will greatly help our subsidiary and the American market maintain their relevance within the global Noritz organization,” Hassel said.

In the wake of these changes, Noritz America announced two other key management promotions:

  • Senior Marketing and Customer Care Manager Jason Fleming now becomes the new vice president of sales and marketing, reporting to Hassel; and

  • National Account Manager Jason Corey has been promoted to the new position of national sales manager, reporting to Fleming.