Danfoss Supports UN Corporate Citizenship Initiative

Danfoss Inc. announced that Danfoss A/S President and Chief Executive Officer Jorgen M. Clausen sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in support of the UN's Global Compact initiative. The Global Compact calls on business leaders around the world to work together for sustainable global development. Clausen's letter commits Danfoss to supporting the nine principles of the initiative that will help foster corporate citizenship and global responsibility.

Elkay Names New Rep Firm

Elkay Sales Inc. named Mid-Continent Marketing as its exclusive representative for Elkay products in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.

In related news, the former rep firm known as Broderick & Associates of Southern Illinois changed its name to Inland Sales Group Inc.

Herb Kohler Named Entrepreneur Of The Year

Ernst & Young named Herbert V. Kohler Jr., CEO of the Kohler Co., as its 2002 National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. An independent panel of judges selected him from the other 434 award recipients. National and regional award recipients were selected from more than 4,000 nominees.

Charles Machine Works Exec To Head Manufacturers' Group

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers elected Charles Machine Works' CEO David Woods as its chairman for 2003.

Bootz Names New Sales & Marketing VP

Bootz Plumbingware Co. of Evansville, Ind., named Paul M. Kwiat as its new vice president for marketing and sales. Kwiat recently served in the same capacity for the Louisville Ladder Group of Louisville, Ky.

Peerless Appoints New Sales Manager

Peerless Heater Co. appointed Mike Kaufmann as its new regional sales manager for the mid-Atlantic and southeastern portion of the country. Kaufmann served most recently as the eastern regional sales manager for Bock Water Heaters.