April 2008’s K/B Industry Insiders

Bloomingdale, IL-based Grohe America Inc. has appointed Alison F. Zepp as CMO.

JR Jones has been promoted to president/CEO of Atlanta, GA-based Rheem Manufacturing Company. Additionally, Peter Reynolds has been named v.p./general manager of the water heating division.

Herndon, VA-based Renaissance Lighting has appointed Barry Weinbaum to the position of CEO and director.

Nashville, TN-based Hickory Hardware has appointed Mark Conatser to v.p./sales. Additionally, Randy Hinshaw has been promoted to manager of large retail accounts; David Siebert to major retailer and distributor accounts and large showrooms, and Pat Collins to handle co-op hardware stores.

Richardson, TX-based Asko USA has named Gary Plowman v.p./customer service and Jamie Bird v.p./Asko Direct. Additionally, the company has named Don Prevette v.p./marketing and Brittany Musacchio public relations coordinator of Asko Appliances, Inc.

Joseph Kearns has been appointed chief sales officer of Reading, PA-based C.H. Briggs Co. and Luis Arias has been named as chief marketing officer.

New Holland, PA-based Quality Custom Cabinetry has named William Mullineaux II national project sales representative.

Julie Lemieux has been named regional sales manager of Sherman Oaks, CA- based Julien.

Mike Goins has been appointed distributor sales representative for Bethany, CT-based Laticrete International, Inc. The company has also named Gary Jones technical sales representative for the central Pennsylvania territory.

Portland, OR-based Caroma USA has appointed Rose Swanson business development manager for the southeastern U.S.

John Sanchez has been named v.p./business development for Tempe, AZ-based RC Cabinets.

Steve Schuster has been named v.p. for Chicago-based Cucina Faucets.

Alpharetta, GA-based Hettich America L.P. has named Mark Mrozik as national sales manager, kitchen and bath market. The company has also appointed Chad Wheeler to regional sales manager, eastern U.S.

Elk Grove Village, IL-based Schréder Lighting USA has appointed Cedric Van Den Haute to product and brand manager. The firm also named Rise and Shine Sales Agency as its Las Vegas rep, and Luma Sales Associates as its representation in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Brice Campbell has been named v.p./marketing for Waco, TX-based The Dwyer Group.

Sunrise, FL-based Sonia has appointed David Crossley to the position of southwestern regional sales manager.

Tustin, CA-based Bertazzoni has named PACEgroup as its U.S.-based distributor.

Brunswick, GA-based Kerfkore Co. has named Anthony Asprinio to the position of northeastern regional sales manager.

Apple Valley, MN-based Uponor has named William Gray general manager for
Canada.

Christopher Verone has been promoted to the position of western territory sales manager for Garden City, NY-based WAC Lighting Co.

Rolling Meadows, IL-based Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) has named John Hasemann as operations director. PMI has also appointed Rashod R. Johnson to assist the technical director.

Hackettstown, NJ-based National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer designation for Nancy Blandford, CMKBD, ASID, of Built in Design and Robin Berry, CMKBD, CAPS, of Berry Nice Kitchens, both based in Boyne City, MI.

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