Anvil Paint names new leadership
Tampa, Florida-based Anvil Paint & Coatings promoted Glenn R. Roth to the position of CEO.
Roth has worked to develop the Anvil brand for 16 years, and in that time has been present for Anvil’s most recent expansions as the company now occupies more than 55,000 square feet on five acres to produce for national paint sundries and market channels.
Roth’s executive promotion is accompanied by the introduction of new president, Kurt D. Schwahn. With over 20 years of expertise in senior sales and major consumer good manufacturing, Schwahn is the former director of regional and national sales and development for such prestigious organizations as Stanley Black & Decker and Newell Rubbermaid. As president, Schwahn will manage Anvil’s operations for future U.S. expansion to accommodate the company’s rapidly growing customer base.
“I’m excited by the opportunity to help Anvil expand its existing product offering and to drive new growth initiatives” Schwahn said. “This is a tremendous opportunity to provide additional product solutions to our customers, while maintaining industry leadership in both service levels and product expertise.”
As Anvil has grown from roof coatings, to exterior and interior texturized paints and primers, to their newest cement floor sealers and stains, Roth welcomes Schwahn to the growing business and their collaborative work ahead.
“I look forward to working with Kurt as we move into an exciting and dynamic phase of our organization,” Roth said. “Kurt has an excellent skill set and the expertise to deliver the leadership, strategic vision and product innovation that will position our company to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, both at the contractor and retail level.”
Anvil products are sold through PPG, Glidden, The Home Depot, Amazon.com, and soon to be Lowes, the company said.
American Standard releases 2014 Global Sanitation Report
American Standard is commemorating World Toilet Day on Nov. 19 with the release of its 2014 Global Sanitation Report, which draws attention to inadequate sanitation conditions affecting roughly 40% of the world’s population.
That amounts to approximately 2.5 billion people, with a daily death toll of about 2,000.
The company also provided the latest details on its Flush for Good effort, which has the stated goal of bringing improved sanitation to 20 million people by the year 2020.
Employed in this effort is the SaTo (or Safe Toilet) hygienic toilet pan, which American Standard developed in 2012 in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The SaTo uses a mechanical and water seal to separate pit latrines from the open air and help prevent the spread of germs.
Through Flush for Good, 1.2 million SaTo toilet pans were donated to developing countries in 2013. Additionally, SaTos are now being sold at a low cost in Bangladesh thanks to a partnership with a local manufacturer.
"We’re reaching magnitudes of people via a sustainable business proposition rather than through charity," said Jay Gould, president and CEO of American Standard Brands. "If we can develop a product that people actually want to use, the health benefits of improved sanitation practices naturally will follow."
World Toilet Day was inaugurated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013.