Commercial plumbing manufacturer Sloan Valve Co. recently announced the promotion of industry veteran John Aykroyd to executive vice president, business development, North America. Aykroyd has extensive experience in domestic and international marketing, sales, distribution and operations.

"I am proud to announce this promotion," said Kirk Allen, Sloan president and CEO. "Throughout his tenure at Sloan, John has contributed significantly to growing our business. His experience positions him to lead our business development efforts in North America."

Aykroyd graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution. He is based in Franklin Park, Ill.