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APR 2016

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Mansfeld Plumbing Announces Winners in 'Take Five' Promotion PERRYSVILLE, OH — Sixteen plumbing product distrib- utor locations across the country (and one in Jamaica) have qualifed to win grand prizes in Mansfeld Plumbing's fourth annual Take Five promotion. Each winning loca- tion receives an all-expense-paid fve-day trip for two to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. "Even though there were 17 diferent companies that qualifed, some of those companies had exemplary sales eforts that qualify them for multiple prizes, so there are actually 23 trips for two being awarded," says Gary Pember, v.p./marketing for Mansfeld Plumbing. To qualify for the prizes, companies had to meet specific sales goals for the Mansfield Pro-fit Builder Series and Showroom Series bathware products in 2015. Distribution of the trip prizes is at the discretion of each winning company, and recipients will enjoy five days at the all-inclusive Paradisus Punta Cana Resort in April 2016. MTI Baths in Sugar Hill, GA has appoint- ed Randy Maner to chief fnancial ofcer. In addition to managing the fnancial and administrative functions of MTI Baths, Maner also serves on MTI's Executive Committee. Norcross, GA-based KWC Faucets has named PM Fixtures, the decorative plumbing and hardware division of the Purcell Murray Co., to represent the company in California. Marketing, sales and customer support of KWC products will be extended throughout PM Fixtures' dealer, retailer, designer and professional builder, and hospitality channels. Ronnie Terrell has been named division manager of the Final Assembly and S h i p p i n g d e p a r t m e n t s for Custom Cupboards in Wichita, KS. Terrell will be responsible for developing procedures and leading employ - ees to ensure products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives. In addition, Dave Pettriess' role with the company has been expanded to manufacturing supervisor for the Door Production and Custom Assembly departments. He will be responsible for supervising employees to meet production and customer needs. Smyrna, TN-based Franke has announced the expansion of Kitchen Systems North America with the addition of two managers. Tim Dallas has been named Luxury Regional sales manager for the Midwest region, and Joe Bisignano has been appointed business development manager – wholesale. Retail showroom sales specialist Jacqueline Ma- tusek has joined THG-Paris, based in the U.S. in Coconut Creek, FL, as a Northeast regional manager. In her new role, Matusek is responsible for business development eforts including strategic alliances with THG's exclusive showroom partners. Matusek will work closely with THG's existing Northeast regional manager Bryan Bussan. Montreal, Quebec-based Aquabrass announces the appointment of Cédric Ribot as V.P. Sales Canada. Ribot will be providing leadership to the company's Canadian sales teams. Duravit USA in New York, NY has expanded its team with the addition of Candy Meekma as national projects coordinator. In her new role, Meekma will coordinate and support communication across all company departments. In other company news, following a successful launch of distribution in Hawaii, Duravit USA is expanding its re- lationship with ACS Architectural Resources. ACS will now represent Duravit in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas. In addition, Duravit's newest partner, DSC Pacifc, will begin sales and distribution of Duravit products in northern California and northern Nevada. Suzie Wheeler has been appointed the regional sales manager for New Holland, PA-based Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry's New York territory. As regional sales manager, Wheeler will be responsible for fostering new relationships with potential Rutt showrooms in northern New Jersey; Fairfeld County, CT; New York and Long Island. Kitchen cabinet supplier Wolf, based in York, PA has announced a number of personnel changes within the company. Wolf has promoted Brandon Pacifco to v.p. of Kitchen and Bath Product Sales, who will oversee all kitchen and bath regional v.p.'s and coordinate their sales activities. Brian Barron has been named regional v.p. in charge of Kitchen and Bath Sales in New England. Barron will be re- sponsible for managing seven New England-based kitchen and bath sales consultants, launching new products and improving dealer satisfaction and proftability. Also promoted was Mark Simmers, who was named v.p. of Building Products Sales, and will oversee both building products regional v.p.'s and coordinate their sales activities. 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