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Matthew Baranuk has joined Watts as Product Specialist for Backflow Preventers and Risers. He supports strategy execution for Watts, Ames, and FEBCO brand Backflow Preventer and Riser products. He also provides training, technical support, and oversight of new product development and launches. About Watts Founded in 1874, Watts designs, manufactures, and sells an extensive line Read more

Matthew Baranuk has joined Watts as Product Specialist for Backflow Preventers and Risers.

He supports strategy execution for Watts, Ames, and FEBCO brand Backflow Preventer and Riser products. He also provides training, technical support, and oversight of new product development and launches.

About Watts

Founded in 1874, Watts designs, manufactures, and sells an extensive line of flow control, water safety, water filtration & treatment, and drainage products for the commercial, residential, and institutional markets. For more information, visit www.watts.com .

Kiley will head operations and continue to drive excellence and manufacturing expansion in North America  Rinnai America Corporation, manufacturer of the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America, announced Shelley Kiley has joined the organization as its Vice President of Operations. Kiley’s extensive knowledge, will help Rinnai continue to grow and Read more

Kiley will head operations and continue to drive excellence and manufacturing expansion in North America 

Rinnai America Corporation, manufacturer of the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America, announced Shelley Kiley has joined the organization as its Vice President of Operations. Kiley’s extensive knowledge, will help Rinnai continue to grow and expand manufacturing capabilities in North America, including overseeing the completion of its new manufacturing plant in Griffin, Ga. In addition, Kiley has assumed responsibility over all functional areas in manufacturing, supply chain, distribution and logistics.

“I am very excited to join Rinnai America and look forward to leading the operations team as we continue to drive operational excellence and expand our manufacturing capability in North America,” said Kiley. “I look forward to supporting Rinnai, delivering on our promise of Creating a Healthier Way of Living, as well as spearheading the operational initiatives that will continue to drive growth.”

Kiley has cultivated deep experience throughout a 30-year career, having most recently spent three years leading a team of 650 within the supply chain and global operation strategy teams at Larson-Juhl. Prior to that, Kiley had a distinguished 11-year tenure with Moen, Inc. where she rapidly progressed from Plant Manager to holding several executive leadership roles, including Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing, where she led 2,000 employees. The knowledge and skills that come from Kiley’s previous roles in leadership and operations, will only be an asset to Rinnai as the company continues its trajectory towards North American expansion.

“We are very excited to welcome Shelley, as she will be instrumental in the continued growth of our manufacturing footprint in the U.S.,” said Frank Windsor, President, Rinnai America Corporation. “She will be focusing on preemptive enhancements to meet needs of our customers and fostering a high-performance team, which will lead Rinnai towards achieving our expansion goals.”

With the addition of Kiley, Rinnai is continuing to demonstrate its concerted investment in its North American facilities, operations and team. Since 2017, Rinnai has introduced its new corporate headquarters in Atlanta, the opening of a state-of-the-art innovation center and is in the midst of building its first North American manufacturing facility in Griffin, Ga.

To learn more about Rinnai, visit www.rinnai.us.

NIBCO INC. has announced the promotion of Joe Choflet to vice president, sales reporting to Ashley Martin, executive vice president. In this role, Joe will lead the company’s sales efforts for Wholesale, Retail, Specialty, and International. Since joining NIBCO in 2017, Choflet has held sales leadership positions including most recently vice president – retail sales Read more

NIBCO INC. has announced the promotion of Joe Choflet to vice president, sales reporting to Ashley Martin, executive vice president. In this role, Joe will lead the company’s sales efforts for Wholesale, Retail, Specialty, and International.

Since joining NIBCO in 2017, Choflet has held sales leadership positions including most recently vice president – retail sales, and director – wholesale sales west.

Choflet holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Penn., and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind.

Matco-Norca, welcomes Nora Koesel as the new Central Region Sales Manager. “We are thrilled to have Nora join our team. Her background and ambitious personality lend itself well to the role. Nora brings a fresh perspective to the Matco-Norca sales team,” says Phillip Lewis, VP of Commercial Sales for Matco-Norca. Prior to joining Matco-Norca, Nora Read more

Matco-Norca, welcomes Nora Koesel as the new Central Region Sales Manager. “We are thrilled to have Nora join our team. Her background and ambitious personality lend itself well to the role. Nora brings a fresh perspective to the Matco-Norca sales team,” says Phillip Lewis, VP of Commercial Sales for Matco-Norca.
Prior to joining Matco-Norca, Nora was the Electrical Account Manager for Hilti North America.
Nora graduated from Cleveland State University and currently resides in Columbus, OH. In her spare time, she coaches a Junior Varsity basketball team, enjoys snow skiing, reading, and yoga. Nora is also a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), the Columbus Young Professionals Club and IEC Central Ohio (Independent Electrical Contractors).

Franklin Electric Co. Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announced today that Jeffery L. Taylor has been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 14, 2021. John J. Haines has retired as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company but will support Mr. Taylor through an interim period to ensure a seamless transition. “Jeff Read more

Franklin Electric Co. Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announced today that Jeffery L. Taylor has been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 14, 2021. John J. Haines has retired as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company but will support Mr. Taylor through an interim period to ensure a seamless transition.

“Jeff brings strong financial leadership, operational expertise and public company experience to Franklin Electric. His deep experience in supporting commercial and manufacturing organizations and proven track record of driving change that supports long-term value creation will be invaluable. I look forward to his unique perspective and skills contributing to our outstanding leadership team,” commented Gregg C. Sengstack, CEO and Chairperson of Franklin Electric.

Mr. Sengstack continued, “John Haines joined Franklin Electric in 2008, during the height of the financial crisis. He has led our finance organization through a period of significant growth, both organic and inorganic. As a key member of the Franklin leadership team, he had a significant impact on our strategic direction and made many contributions to our Company. John will be available for the balance of 2021 to assist Jeff with his transition to Franklin Electric. We wish John all the best for his future and thank him for his years of service.”

Most recently, Mr. Taylor was the CFO of Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), a leading manufacturer of school buses, since 2020. He had previously been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) from 2014 to 2020. Earlier in his career, Mr. Taylor worked at King Pharmaceuticals and Eastman Chemical Company, progressing through multiple finance positions that supported commercial and manufacturing business teams, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury, and Investor Relations.

Mr. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas.