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Hydrotech announced the launch of the company’s newly redesigned website.
The website features a clean design with easy navigation and accessible information. New product information and manuals are available in the products section, where products are separated by product lines. The dealer protected area allows Hydrotech dealers to access marketing material, online product order forms and more.
WaterGroup opened a new warehouse location at 5405 Boran Place in Tampa, Fla. The location is conveniently located off Interstate 4 and already has stock available and ready to ship to regional customers. The new warehouse also will act as a main shipping point for many of the company's Florida customers, which will save regional customers freight and time.
WaterGroup will host two major events in September. The first is WaterGroup University, a two-day training event held in Cambridge, Ontario on Sept. 10 to 11. This training session is exclusively for dealers seeking more education and knowledge about system design, valves and troubleshooting. Both WaterGroup and Fleck products will be featured prominently during the event. The first day will focus specifically on residential applications while the second day will emphasize commercial systems.
WaterGroup opened a new warehouse location in San Antonio, Texas. Located at 4321 Profit Dr., WaterGroup’s new site currently holds stock ready to distribute to customers. This new location will become the main shipping point for many of WaterGroup’s Texas customers, saving regional customers freight and time. Additionally, WaterGroup’s customer service team will arrange local pickup at the customer’s request and will automatically route regional customer orders to the best WaterGroup warehouse location depending upon stock and availability.
WaterGroup announced that Rodney Carmer joined its Hydrotech Div. as a district sales manager covering the California market. In this new role, he will be responsible for developing and expanding this market.
WaterGroup announced that its new location in Libertyville, Ill., will become its central distribution point for Hydrotech and WaterGroup products in the U.S., with satellite warehouses serving regional market needs.
“The new Libertyville location furthers our commitment to company growth and our investment in customer satisfaction,” said John McCarthy, director of U.S. sales for WaterGroup. “Deliveries throughout the U.S. and international markets will expand with a more centralized location and critical assembly processes will improve through utilization of new equipment."
Anthony Shurr has joined WaterGroup as a commercial estimator and technician. In this role, Shurr will work directly with WaterGroup’s Senior Inside Sales Coordinator, Kevin Howatt, to quote commercial products and offer support to customers with commercial and industrial application expertise.
WaterGroup has made a strategic business decision to centralize and expand its manufacturing, assembly and distribution centers. Canadian operations will remain in Calgary, Alberta, and Cambridge, Ontario, with U.S. operations in Fridley, Minn., and Libertyville, Ill. According to WaterGroup, this decision will better serve WaterGroup’s customers by improving "just-in-time" delivery throughout Canada and providing additional support for U.S. and international business expansion. As a result, WaterGroup will close its manufacturing plant in Regina, Saskatchewan, by September 2013.
WaterGroup and Pentair Residential Filtration announced a renewed exclusive Fleck valve distribution agreement for the Canadian marketplace through 2016.
“This is an important bellwether for WaterGroup as we continue our partnership with Pentair as their exclusive distributor of Fleck valves in Canada," said Ryan Kirk, vice president and general manager for WaterGroup. "We have proudly promoted Fleck valves with our core WaterGroup brands and view this agreement as recognition of our loyalty and ongoing sales support for Fleck’s valves in Canada.”
WaterGroup, a provider of water treatment solutions throughout North America, has announced its facility in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, is relocating to 490 Pinebush Road.
WaterGroup, a provider of water treatment solutions throughout North America, announced the hiring of Theresa Koetsier as western Canada sales manager.
In this new role, she will be responsible for growing and shaping WaterGroup’s western sales teams, both internally and externally, using her expertise and relationships developed over 17 years in water treatment and wholesale distribution.
WaterGroup recently announced that Nate Wells will lead international inside sales. In his new role, Wells will be responsible for logistics, quoting and coordinating shipping and answering technical questions.
He joined WaterGroup five years ago as a customer service representative and has since continued to increase his responsibilities in sales with select Hydrotech customers requiring more focused sales support. In addition, he has performed water analysis and answered technical questions to better serve customers.
WaterGroup announced that Jamie Buczynski has been promoted to southwestern Ontario district sales manager. In his new role, Buczynski will be responsible for increasing sales with plumbing wholesalers, training and field application customer service.
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WaterGroup announced that Brian Mills will become the company’s Canadian sales director. In his new role, Mills will be responsible for driving revenue growth throughout Canada and will utilize his understanding of the industry and the regulations required for water treatment in his sales approach.
John McCarthy brings years of experience in water treatment sales to new role
Water treatment solutions provider WaterGroup announced the hiring of John McCarthy as director of international sales. In his new role, McCarthy will be responsible for driving revenue growth in international and U.S. channels.
New hire brings years of experience in financial services, technology, water treatment industries
Hydrotech, a division of WaterGroup and a provider of water treatment solutions throughout North America, recently announced the hiring of John Burrmann. Burmann has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services, technology and water treatment industries, and for the past 10 years has been a top commercial water treatment sales producer.
New hire brings more than 12 years of water treatment experience to sales position
Hydrotech, a division of WaterGroup and a provider of water treatment solutions throughout North America, announced the expansion of the northeast U.S. sales team with the hiring of Dave Willett from Pennsylvania.
Certification helps prepare company for new Canadian regulations
Hydrotech, a division of WaterGroup, announced that the majority of its softener and reverse osmosis (RO) product lines are now CSA B483.1 certified. This recent certification prepares Hydrotech for pending implementation of new regulations in various Canadian provinces, including Quebec. It ensures that the company’s softeners and RO products conform to the highest standard established by CSA for drinking water.
The specific tests required for CSA B483.1 certification include:
What has the greatest impact on sales—is it low price, convenience, saving time or low environmental impact? What is going to get consumers’ attention and inspire them to spend their money? Any or all of the above factors impact sales; however, none are effective without proper presentation. Sales are often made because of a presentation.