Antoinette Ursitti has joined the Plumbing & Mechanical staff as an associate editor. Ursitti graduated from Loyola University Chicago in May with a bachelor's degree in communication.
While at Loyola, Ursitti worked at its student newspaper, the Loyola Phoenix, as a copy editor. She also covered news stories for the publication.
Ursitti will work on PM's new products section and write news and feature stories.
Ben Smith has joined the Plumbing & Mechanical and PM Engineer team as the Western Region Sales Manager. Smith graduated from Malone College of Canton, Ohio, in May with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
While at Malone, Smith led the Business Club as president and the golf team as senior captain.
Smith will be in charge of the Western states, such as California, Colorado, Washington and New Mexico, as well as Western Canada.