People on the move: Fortune Brands, Duravit, Uponor, Friedrich and Prier
February 22, 2019 | By Jillian Morgan
Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group (GPG) has announced the retirement of Mike Dennis, president of the Canadian and Latin subsidiaries. Cheri Phyfer, current president of Moen U.S., will take on an expanded role as president of the GPG Americas. Her responsibility will include Moen U.S., and both the Moen and House of Rohl businesses in Canada and Latin America. The company also promoted Peter Fealy, current vice president and general manager of Moen Canada, to the position of vice president and general manager of the GPG Canada, overseeing both Moen and House of Rohl businesses in the region.
Duravit USA has hired Russ Kinney to the position of vice president of sales–business development. Kinney will be responsible for the development of contract, specification and e-commerce growth for North America. He was most recently the director of consumer sales at Watts Water Technologies. The company also appointed Kerry Rudd, formerly vice president of sales–business development, to the position of vice president of sales–wholesale. In his new role, Rudd will lead Duravit’s North American sales team.
Uponor North America has appointed John Schleiter to the position of vice president of legal and business affairs. Schleiter served as outside counsel for the company for more than a decade. Previously, he was the owner of the law firm Grotefeld, Hoffmann, Schleiter, Gordon, Ochoa & Evinger, LLP.
Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. has named Adrian Stasiuk vice president of sales. Prior to joining Friedrich, Stasiuk held similar sales and marketing leadership roles with Danfoss and Trane/Ingersoll Rand. He has more than 20 years of experience in the HVAC, design and construction industry.
Prier Products has promoted Sydney Manning to the position of marketing specialist. Manning started with the company in 2017 as a data coordinator. She is completing a business marketing major at University of Missouri Kansas City.