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BrassCraft Manufacturing Announces the Hiring of Dawn Rowley as Vice President of Human Resources


NOVI, MI – BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of plumbing products, has hired Dawn Rowley as Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Rowley joins BrassCraft Manufacturing from her role as Director of Human Resources at Masco Corporation. Prior to her tenure at Masco, Ms. Rowley spent sixteen years with Ford Motor Company in positions of increasing responsibility ranging from safety and ergonomics to global HR Leadership positions for Ford Quality and Manufacturing.

“We are delighted to have Dawn Rowley, a highly qualified, talented and experienced individual, join our team coming from such global manufacturing leaders as Masco Corporation and Ford Motor Company,” stated BrassCraft Manufacturing Chief Financial Officer, Scott Kay. “Dawn’s insights and experience in securing and growing outstanding talent in the manufacturing sector are proven.”

Ms. Rowley is responsible for leading all HR activities at the six BrassCraft locations in the US as well as BrassCraft Manufacturing – Asia, including identifying and cultivating manufacturing talent, developing teams, and enhancing employee engagement.

“I am thrilled to be part of the team at BrassCraft Manufacturing,” says Rowley. “This is a great team of employees who have a true commitment to the business and to our customers. They really understand what it takes to win in this marketplace, and they work together to deliver quality products that live up to the BrassCraft reputation. I am really looking forward to leading the HR function in leveraging that talent and enthusiasm.”

Ms. Rowley has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management.

With facilities in Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, California, Texas and Asia, BrassCraft Manufacturing continues to invest in the most advanced design and manufacturing technologies for the creation of thousands of high-value products. These include a wide range of 100% no-lead compliant connectors, fittings, water stops and valves that meet provisions of the Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. This legislation becomes effective on January 4, 2014, but BrassCraft Manufacturing’s customers can transition to a compliant-product inventory now and secure an important competitive advantage. BrassCraft Manufacturing packaging displays a check mark to designate 100% compliance.

About BrassCraft:
BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, a Masco Company, is a leading manufacturer of products for use in the new construction and repair/remodel markets. The Company’s promise to these markets: Committed to Quality – Driven by Innovation, is reflected in the thousands of high-quality plumbing products that are sold under the BrassCraft® brand. Founded in 1946, BrassCraft Manufacturing is an international corporation headquartered in Novi, Michigan, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in the USA and around the globe.

Geri Kostello

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