Rob Cook has been named by Speakman Co. as its 6th president and first non-family member to lead the company in its 141-year history. Cook comes to Speakman from Vistage International (formerly TEC), a peer-to-peer business leadership organization. Rodman Ward III will continue as Speakman Co.’s chairman.
Cook will oversee Speakman’s heritage businesses in commercial plumbing and residential shower and bath, as well as the company’s new ventures: a DTC (direct to consumer) e-commerce Web-site, www.speakmanshowers.com; a growing Beijing, China sales office; and a high efficiency air conditioning business, Cooling Solutions.
Source: Speakman Co.