People on the move, Ouellet, Ridgid, Mestek, Bradley, Atlas Copco
August 29, 2019
Ariel Rubinstein has been named president and general manager of Atlas Copco Compressors Canada, effective October 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment he was general manager of Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I. He joined Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I in 2004 as a service engineer. Rubinstein will be relocating to Canada.
Mestek, Inc.’s Distributor Products Group has made some changes to its marketing services group. Meagan Harrington will be taking on the role of digital marketing manager for all brands under the Distributor Products Group umbrella.
Amy Babikyan will be transitioning from sales management and assuming the role marketing manager for all residential products as well as some of our commercial product offerings.
Mitch Barton is joining Ridgid as marketing director of the company’s Global Press Connection team. In this new position, Barton will manage product development, partner relations and new business opportunities for the line of press tools. He previously served as director of global product management for Performance Health in Akron.
Owen Suchar has been appointed national sales manager for the United States at Ouellet Canada Inc. He has been with the company since September 2015 and was most recently territory manager for the Canadian prairies and Chicago. Headquartered in l’Islet, Quebec, Ouellet Canada Inc. develops, manufactures and markets electric heating products throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Luis de Leon has been named executive vice president of Bradley. In this newly created position, de Leon will focus on Bradley’s global sales, marketing and operations, while advancing its efforts to align with marketplace needs. With over 15 years of senior executive experience, de Leon will continue developing Bradley’s innovation, distribution and manufacturing strategy. Bradley has also announced that Mark Owens has been hired as director of commercial sales and Mike Vickery has been promoted to commercial business development director.
The job appointments were made as the Menomonee Falls-based manufacturer of plumbing fixtures, restroom accessories and emergency equipment reorganized its sales organization. Owens will oversee sales growth by building relationships with industry customers, leading sales teams and strategic management of the wholesale rep channel. He comes to Bradley from Lixil Water Technology.
A ten-year Bradley veteran, Vickery will lead Bradley’s commercial washroom business development specification team as well as spearhead the company’s new inside sales and account management team.