Lasco Bathware, manufacturer of acrylic and gelcoat bath fixtures for the building, remodeling, and commercial construction markets, announces the appointment of Gary Anderson as its new president. Lasco is a division of Tomkins Industries and produces nearly one-fourth of all bathing fixtures sold in the United States.
In his new position, Anderson will oversee more than 2,000 employees in nine locations across the United States. He will be responsible for positioning the company for growth as the housing market stabilizes.
Anderson brings extensive experience in a variety of diverse manufacturing businesses and has held several senior-level management positions throughout his 20-year career. Prior to joining Lasco, Anderson was the vice president of operations, acting vice president and general manager for Lennox Hearth Products, a leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor fireplaces. During his time at Lennox, the company experienced significant growth and is currently a leader in its category, with five plants nationwide.
From 2001 to 2004, Anderson was director of business excellence and a Six Sigma master black belt at Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration. Heatcraft is a subsidiary of Lennox International, providing climate-control solutions for commercial and industrial applications in more than 70 countries. Before joining Heatcraft, Anderson spent several years in management positions at Prestolite Wire Corp.
Anderson received his bachelor of business administration in management from Valdosta State University and was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.