July 2008’s Industry Insiders

Huntington Beach, CA-based BSH Home Appliances Corp. has named Michael Traub president and CEO of Bosch North America. Former CEO and president Franz Joseph Bosshard will now head up Business Development for the BSH Group.

Lumberton, NJ-based Blanco America has named Tim Maicher to the newly created position of director of

Chino, CA-based Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath has appointed Dawn Wells to the position of manager for marketing communications and strategy.

Regis Saragosti has been appointed to the position of CEO for U.S. operations of the Edison, NJ-based SFA Saniflo.

John Wilkens has been named national sales manager for San Francisco, CA-based Fuego North America.

Zary South has been named manager of membership and member service for Hendersonville, NV-based The International Solid Surface Fabricator’s Association (ISSFA).

Mike Kimball has been named independent cabinet representative for Rice Lake, WI-based Holiday Kitchens.

Cranston, RI-based Leonard Valve Company has appointed E. Niles Wilcox as president.

West Paterson, NJ-based Century Bathworks has named RG Marketing Group as its exclusive manufacturer representative for southern New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, and parts of Maryland and Virginia.

Dennisport, MA-based Encore Construction has named Jodi Swartz as sales and kitchen designer for the Kitchens by Encore Sudbury Mill Village showroom.

Minneapolis, MN-based Sawhill Custom Kitchens & Design has announced the appointment of Sarah Michalowski as a new member of the firm’s design team. 

Cindy Goodwin has been appointed to the position of v.p./sales of wholesale plumbing for Mason, OH-based Basco.

Garden City, NY-based W.A.C. Lighting has appointed Matthew Wakeham to the position of marketing director.

Atlanta, GA-based Rheem Manufacturing Company has recently appointed Christopher Peel to the position of senior v.p. and COO.

Waco, TX-based The Dwyer Group has appointed Burton D. Cohen to its board of directors.

Garden City, NY-based W2 Architectural Lighting has appointed Anna Schast to regional sales manager.

Woburn, MA-based GerrityStone has appointed Tracy Streckenbach to the position of CEO. 

LATICRETE, based in Bethany, CT, has appointed Adnan Bin-Mahfouz to the position of contractor sales manager.

Birchwood, WI-based BirchwoodBest and Portland, OR-based Bamboo Revolution have announced an exclusive strategic collaboration to distribute BirchwoodBest hardwood plywood and doorskins with Bamboo Revolution’s full line of veneers throughout the Midwest region of the U.S.

Corona, CA-based Oliveri Sinks has named Equipco Ltd. as the exclusive western Canada representative of the firm’s Tasman Sinkware North American.

Reading, PA-based C.H. Briggs Co. has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of CeeLite LEC Technology for solid surface applications at Briggs

Showplace Wood Products, based in Harrisburg, SD, has appointed the Rockford, MI Manufacturers Rep Group as its exclusive independent rep for the Michigan, Indiana and Illinois territories.

Tammy Doerr of Aberdeen, SD- based Kitchen Tune-Up has earned the Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer designation from the Hackettstown, NJ-based NKBA.