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Versatex Trimboard hires regional rep

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Pittsburgh-based Versatex Trimboard hired Dan Smith as a market development specialist for western New York and southeast Canada.

Smith is based in Canandaigua, N.Y. Until recently, he was a sales representative for Lakeside Quality Building Products in Ontario, N.Y.

"Dan brings an outstanding combination of practical knowledge and customer-focused attitude to his new position," said Versatex VP of sales Rick Kapres. "He understands business and he knows his way around a job site, so he appreciates the challenges that a contractor faces in the field."

Smith will report to Versatex regional sales manager Mark Rossi.

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CPG says it is poised to deliver

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It’s been about a year since AZEK Building Products and TimberTech joined forces under CPG Building Products, creating a shake-up in the distribution of decking, railing and trim. 

CPG’s president Jason Grommon, responding to emailed questions, described the realignment of distribution within the industry as an exciting opportunity for what he called "two of the strongest brands in the industry." 

Grommon added: "Because of the wide recognition of the AZEK Building Products and TimberTech brands, this may have been seen as a ‘shake up’ within the industry, but it is actually an unprecedented opportunity for all levels of the channel to enjoy the best quality and selection in premium, low-maintenance exterior products," he said.

The combination of AZEK and TimberTech under the CPG umbrella required changes in the company’s distribution partnerships, he said. "We are confident that we are entering the peak selling season with the strongest distribution network in the industry."

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Bostik promotes Scott Banda to director of marketing

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Scott Banda has been promoted to director of marketing for Bostik’s Consumer & Construction Business Unit.

In this newly created role, Banda will be responsible for product management, marketing communication and strategic partnership efforts.

“Scott is a tremendous example of what can be accomplished through perseverance, hard work and innovation,” said Mike Jenkins, business director of Bostik’s Consumer & Construction Business Unit. “He has been a key leader in our business’ continued growth and success. I am confident that he will continue to be a positive influence on our division’s future.”

Banda has been with the company for 10 years, beginning with his initial role as product manager, in which he created Bostik’s urethane grout initiative and its Consumer Products Group in North America. He has managed the marketing function and the Consumer Products Group since 2011 and worked closely with European affiliates.

Banda holds a Certificate in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional.

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