Oatey announces executive promotions, appointments

Jan. 12, 2023
Oatey Co. has appointed Jamie Clapper to the newly created position of Vice President, eCommerce & promoted Director, International Blake Oatey to Vice President, International Development.

Oatey Co., a manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916,  made two career announcements.

Jamie Clapper will serve in the newly created post of Vice President, eCommerce, for the company. Reporting to Brian DiVincenzo, Oatey Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Clapper is charged with leading and growing eCommerce strategy in collaboration with various departments across the entire Oatey organization.

In addition to growing the Oatey eCommerce team, Clapper will foster customer relationships to better understand opportunities and efficiencies for an effective omni-channel experience.

“With more than 15 years of experience in eCommerce, Jamie is an accomplished leader with a deep knowledge of eCommerce strategy and digital merchandising,” says DiVincenzo. “Her expertise will be invaluable as we continue to expand our omnichannel eCommerce footprint, and I look forward to the impact she will make at Oatey.”

Based in Northeast Ohio, Clapper holds a bachelor’s degree in Product Development from The Ohio State University.

The second announcement was that Oatey Co. has promoted Director, International Blake Oatey to Vice President, International Development, with a continued focus on international sales and marketing at the company.

“For nearly a decade, Blake has made substantial contributions to the expansion of Oatey Co.’s presence overseas, particularly in Latin America,” says Michelle Newland, Oatey Executive Vice President & Chief International Business Officer. “This promotion reflects the strength of his expertise and performance, as well as our company’s ongoing commitment to the international space and the growth opportunities it offers.”

Since joining the company in in 2010, Oatey has held a range of roles across product management, mergers and acquisitions and international sales. As Vice President, International Development, he will help to lead Oatey’s further expansion into international markets, including building relationships and developing products to best meet regional needs.

Based in Cleveland, he is a graduate of Furman University with B.A. in Business Administration.


Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for 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 for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world.

Oatey is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. For more information, visit www.oatey.com, call (800) 321-9532 or follow Oatey on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

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