Newland will serve as executive vice president and chief international business officer, DiVincenzo as executive vice president and chief commercial officer
CLEVELAND, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, today announced that Michelle Newland will serve as Executive Vice President and Chief International Business Officer, dedicated to growing Oatey’s international business. January 1, 2023. Also from this date, Brian DiVincenzo will assume responsibility for all US sales and marketing as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
During his more than 20 year tenure at Oatey, Michelle Newland has been the driving force behind Oatey’s retail business, most recently serving as president of the company’s retail and international business unit. In support of Oatey’s global growth strategy, Newland’s new role will allow him to focus exclusively on Oatey’s international business, with responsibility for sales, marketing and operations in Canada, Mexico and other strategic regions in the world, excluding China.
“Michelle has the proven ability to drive business growth, build relationships and achieve lasting results,” said Neal Restivo, CEO of Oatey. “She is uniquely qualified to lead our international growth efforts, leveraging her vast knowledge, experience and connections to strengthen Oatey’s position globally.”
DiVincenzo joined Oatey Co. more than 11 years ago as Regional Sales Manager and has steadily progressed as a strategic business leader, most recently serving as President of the Wholesale and Trade Business Unit. ‘Oatey. In his new role, DiVincenzo will expand his responsibility to include sales and marketing across all channels in the United States, including retail, wholesale, commerce and e-commerce.
“Brian is a recognized leader in our industry with a clear track record of success in driving growth and building long-term relationships with our customers and business partners,” said Restivo. “The leadership changes we are making better position us to achieve our strategic priorities and meet the needs of our customers as our markets continue to evolve.”
Oatey will still maintain separate sales teams for its US retail and wholesale businesses, which will continue to be led by their current leaders.
“Brian and Michelle have provided exceptional leadership to Oatey for many years and have been instrumental in the growth and success of our organization,” added Restivo. “I am confident that their expertise, experience and commitment to our clients will continue to serve us well as they transition into their new roles.”
ABOUT OATEY CO.
Since 1916, Oatey has provided high quality, reliable products to the residential and commercial plumbing industries, with a commitment to delivering quality, building trust and improving lives. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply thousands of products to professional builders, contractors, engineers and DIY enthusiasts around the world.
Oatey is based in Cleveland, Ohioand has locations in United States, Canada, Mexico and China. For more information, visit www.oatey.comcall (800) 321-9532 or follow Oatey on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Where instagram.
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