People on the Move: Wolseley, Bardon Supplies, Navien, Weil McLain and more
October 10, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine
Recent personnel announcements from the HVAC, plumbing and refrigeration industries.
Following are some the recent personnel announcements from the Canadian plumbing, mechanical and HVAC industry over the past few months.
Wolseley Canada has named Mark Evans as the director of sales, plumbing and HVAC in Western Canada. Most recently Evans was senior director of corporate development at Viega. Prior to joining Viega in 2007, Evans worked in the wholesale, agency and manufacturing sectors for companies including Danfoss and Wilo. A former HPAC columnist, Evan also served as moderator at the recent Modern Hydronics Summit in Coquitlam, B.C. for a panel discussion on the future of energy in the province and its impact on the industry.
In addition, Wolseley Canada appointed Alex Nahvi as general manager for Ontario. Nahvi has spent 21 years with Wolseley’s parent company, Ferguson, in the U.S., where he progressed through the organization, recently serving as branch area manager and also as director of residential trade and counter in the Upper Midwest region, followed by three years as director of branch management.
Bardon Supplies announced the retirement of vice president and general manager Bob Pryor and named Shawn Taylor as his replacement. In addition the company has named Mat Golden as the new branch manager for their Belleville location.
After joining the firm in 1997 when Bardon acquired his family’s business (The Plumbing Store), Pryor served as branch manager in Ajax, Ont., then eastern regional manager before taking on the VP/GM role in 2016 until this year.
Taylor first joined Bardon in 1989 in the warehouse and has progressed through the firm, most recently serving as eastern region sales manager before taking on the general manager role.
Golden first joined the company as a co-op student in the warehouse in 2002. Over the past 20 years he has expanded his industry knowledge and held many roles including inside sales, estimating and purchasing.
Navien Canada welcomes Mike Wills as national training manager. Wills brings over 30 years of experience in hydronics, water heating, and HVAC within the distribution sector, and he will enhance the company’s training initiatives across the country.
MIFAB announced Len Hardy as Canadian national sales manager. Hardy brings years of experience selling specification drainage, trench drains, backflow preventers and plastic interceptors. Most recently he was eastern Canadian sales manager with Zurn.
Weil McLain named Cyril Koval as regional sales manager, southwestern Ontario. With 18 years of experience, Koval has a background in the boiler industry, beginning his career as a business development manager at a manufacturer and distributor of industrial gas heaters, and has held various regional and national level sales positions with boiler companies.
Granby Industries has appointed Paul Gharghoury as the new vice president of sales Canada. Gharghoury brings over three decades of industry experience including time with Rheem Canada and Emerson White-Rodgers.
Fernox appointed Michelle Hulett as sales director Americas, managing Canada and the U.S. Hulett is responsible for domestic and commercial heating market sales, bringing over 18 years of experience including roles with Caleffi, Eaton and, most recently, Aalberts Hydronic Flow Control.
Rinnai America named Daniel Zrubak as general manager, Rinnai Canada. Zrubak has over 25 years of experience building and fostering relationships, most recently as vice president Canada, DeLonghi Canada.
Thermo 2000 has announced Christian Mongeon as technical sales specialist for Western Canada. In addition to his role in the west, Mongeon will also support the Quebec and Ontario teams.
Independent Mechanical Supply has announced several recent personnel changes. Jesse Grant has taken on the role of sales operations manager. With the company for over nine years, Grant has over 20 years of industry experience and his most recent role was Scarborough branch manager.
Paul Lefebvre takes over as Scarborough branch manager. In the industry in since 1997, Lefebvre has eight years of experience with the company, most recently as assistant Scarborough branch manager.
Jay Doyle takes on the role of head of sourcing. Doyle will lead sourcing and purchasing operations, leveraging his experience as a seasoned professional in these roles.
Dave Nakashima has joined Independent as a business process manager, focused on growing the sales and operations process.
And Matthew Nykamp has joined the team as a PVF product manager bringing over 20 years of industry experience to the role.
After 50 years of dedicated service Carole St-Georges has retired from the Master Group having spent a long career as administrative assistant in the billing department. Members of the Master team, including former colleagues, recently gathered to celebrate her infectious work ethic and the indelible mark she leaves behind. A few additional surprises awaited this long-time Montreal Canadiens fan.