December 2008’s Movers and Shakers

Anaheim, CA-based Lasco Bathware has appointed Gary Anderson president.

Jeffrey Ackerberg has been appointed president and CEO of the Bloomingdale, IL-based Grohe America.

Charles White has been appointed general manager – USA for the Montreal, QC, Canada-based Richelieu Hardware Ltd.

Laval, QC, Canada-based 20-20 Technologies has appointed Craig Yamauchi executive v.p. and leader for both residential point of sale and manufacturing sectors in North America.

Huntington Beach, CA-based California Faucets has named Noah Taft senior v.p./marketing and sales.

Lumberton, NJ-based Blanco America has appointed Javier Korneluk national sales manager. Additionally, the company has named P.F. Valente & Associates sales representative for New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and the western boundary, and New Castle County, Delaware. The company has appointed Austin Sales Associates sales representative for Oklahoma.

Mason, OH-based Basco has promoted Jennifer Burke senior director of customer service.

Mike Partridge has been appointed regional sales manager of the northern California sales territory for the Monroe, WA-based Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. Additionally, Teana Wulf has been named customer service manager for the company.

St. Louis, MO-based The Swan Corp. has named HADCO company sales agency and master Swanstone distributor for the state of Florida.

McGregor & Associates has been named Utah and Idaho representative of Tasman Sinkware North America for Carona, CA-based Oliveri Sinks.

Ste-Marie, QC, Canada-based MAAX has appointed Metrorep sales representative in the New York City & metro area.

Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces in Eden Prairie, MN has inducted FloForm Countertops and Fine Line Pacific into its Lexus Partner Program.

Kevin Connors has been appointed custom division central manager of the Bellingham, MA-based Van Millwork.

Guido Gliori has been appointed president of the Cleveland, OH-based Marble Institute of America.

Irvine, CA-based Rohl has named Steve Driscoll to the position of Chicago area sales manager. Additionally, the company has appointed Rakieten Sales as its representative in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Grand Rapids, MI-based Klise Manufacturing Co. has named Philip Tomasello inside sales executive.

James Manu has been appointed Rocky Mountain area representative for Duluth, GA-based Dornbracht Americas.

Purcell Murray will continue as exclusive distributor of Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau in California and northern Nevada for the Huntington Beach, CA-based BSH Home Appliances Corp.

La Mirada, CA-based Staron Surfaces has expanded its market within the Pacific Northwest through ESI.

Mark Howlett has been named brand manager of water products for the Carson, CA-based Water, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN-based Kaldewei USA has named Robert Sapienza v.p./sales North America. Additionally, the company has appointed Chad Novinger inside sales/e-commerce sales representative and Kelly Dolan business development manager.

Sean Jacobs has been appointed product manager for Muskego, WI-based InPro Decorative Surfaces.

Federal Way, WA-based Weyerhaeuser Company has named Anne Giardini president of the company’s Canadian subsidiary, Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.

Edmond, OK-based Jetta Corp. has announced the signing of a joint agreement for Metro Builders Supply to display, market and sell the company’s bathtub product line.

Sunrise, FL-based Sonia has named Delux DSM as sales representative for the Southern California region. Additionally, the company has appointed the McKinney Agency sales representative for the Texas and Oklahoma regions.