The company also named Kirk Vigil as wholesale business development manager for its largest division, domestic building services. Previously, Vigil served for seven years as regional sales manager, then as director of sales-west for Uponor. Prior to joining Uponor, Vigil was branch manager of Dahl, a division of Hajoca.
Finally, Jes Munk Hansen was named north american regional managing director. Hansen joined Grundfos as a group business manager and in 2002 became senior vice president the Dosing Business Unit.
The company also appointed Ton van der Hamsvoort as general manager of its Veldhoven, the Netherlands, operation. Van der Hamsvoort joined A. O. Smith’s Veldhoven operation in 1993 as a project engineer and was promoted to production and engineering manager. Since April 2006, he has held the position of general sales and marketing manager responsible for water heater sales in Europe.
David Hammond was named the general manager of the company’s Canadian water heater operations, headquartered in Fergus, Ontario. Hammond was director of marketing and new product technology for A. O. Smith’s Canadian water heater operations prior to his new assignment. Previously, he was GSW Water Heaters’ director of new product sales.