The company also appointed Donald DeMarie to executive vice president. DeMarie will continue many of the duties, but will be responsible for other division since Alan Berry, president and chief operating officer, plans to retire early next year.
Wei-Ding was named vice president-China. He has been managing director of the company’s Nanjing operations since 2000. And David Warren, managing director of the Veldhoven operation, will assume responsibility for all international sales outside of North America and China, including the export water heater business. Also, Jane Sanford has been named vice president-global human resources. She joined the company in 2003 as manager of human resources and since 2005 has served as corporate director of human resources.