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BrassCraft Manufacturing Announces the Hiring of Mark Duford as Sales Manager


NOVI, MI – BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of plumbing products for over 65 years, has hired Mark Duford as its new Sales Manager. With over 20 years’ experience in the wholesale plumbing and building material industry, Mr. Duford joins BrassCraft Manufacturing from gas appliance manufacturer Rinnai, where he worked as the north central area manager. Prior to working with Rinnai, Mr. Duford held an accounts manager position with American Standard.

“We are very pleased to add such an experienced sales veteran to our team,” said Jim Pletcher, BrassCraft Manufacturing Vice President of Wholesale Sales. “The knowledge and expertise he brings to BrassCraft is quite impressive and I’m certain he will do a tremendous job representing the BrassCraft® brand.”

“I am very excited to join BrassCraft Manufacturing, a company that has a reputation for delivering quality products”, says Duford. “Because BrassCraft Manufacturing is an American-based manufacturer with corporate offices in Michigan and multiple manufacturing facilities in the USA, it gives me a sense of pride to be part of this team.”

In his new position, Mr. Duford will oversee sales activity in the northeast region of the United States.

With facilities in Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, California, and Texas, 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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