Nortek brings on Jeffrey Mueller
Providence, Rhode Island-based air management company Nortek, Inc. named Jeffrey Mueller as group president of its Residential Ventilation (RESV) segment.
"Jeff Mueller’s deep expertise in global kitchen and bath product manufacturing, operational improvement and strategic growth for leading brands will serve our RESV business well," said Nortek president and CEO Michael Clarke. "He has a solid record of results in an impressive series of previous positions, and we are excited to welcome him to the Nortek team."
Mueller will succeed recent retiree David Pringle and bring 25 years of experience in the kitchen and bath industry to bear on his new role.
Mueller comes to Nortek from Kohler Co., where he’s been working since 1991. Most recently, he served as managing director of KB Latin Americas, where he focused his efforts on production localization, distribution expansion, importation and branding.
He was also previously president of Kohler faucets worldwide for four years, as well as holder of various leadership positions within both the domestic and international markets.
A new CFO at hhgregg
Indianapolis-based hhgregg Inc. has brought on Robert Riesbeck as CFO, effective Sept. 15.
“We are excited to add Bob’s extensive financial experience to our executive team," said president and CEO Dennis May. "As we continue to transform the company and work toward the goal of becoming a national retailer, Bob’s experience in financial and operations management in the retail industry make him the perfect fit. We look forward to Bob joining the team and playing an instrumental role in executing our strategic initiatives and driving long-term growth.”
Riesbeck brings a wealth of financial and operational management experience to the table, totaling over 25 years.
His most recent role was as operations executive/group CFO at Sun Capital Partners, where he oversaw a group of portfolio companies with combined revenues of over $5 billion.
He has also served as CFO of Marsh Supermarkets, CFO of American Golf Corporation and various business-unit CFO roles at Nike, Inc.
Delta furthers its scholarship game
Delta Faucet Company is lending a hand to students of the plumbing, heating and cooling trade via six $2,500 scholarships.
"We know that contractors are looking everywhere for skilled workers to hire," said Sam Straub, VP trade sales for Delta Faucet Company. "Through these scholarships, Delta Faucet is helping to connect those contractors with the employees they need to get their work done."
Under the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation, Delta has been steering its scholarship program since 1986, donating a total of $435,000 to over 170 students over the years.
In 2014, the winners are Jacob Cropp of Manassas, Virginia; Dylan David of Lakeside, California; Corey Koenen of San Diego; Eric Montalvo of San Diego; Anna Powers of West Seneca, New York; and Nolan Rechtin of Bellevue, Kentucky.