Derby names new vp of retail sales

Mark Schlagheck is a 30-year industry veteran who spent 11 years with AZEK.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Derby Building Products, the manufacturer of the Tando and Novik brands of exterior cladding products, has appointed Mark Schlagheck as its new vp of retail sales.

Schlagheck will be responsible for positioning Novik for expansion to the home improvement channel in the United States and Canada, serving the home  improvement pro, DIYer and do-it-for-me customers that prefer to buy the product themselves but have a professional install it, the company said. He will divide his time between Dayton, Ohio and Derby’s headquarters in Quebec, Canada.

“The hiring of a successful home improvement retail products veteran like Mark is the latest investment we are making in our people to accelerate growth and market share,” said Ralph Bruno, CEO of Derby Building Products.

Schlagheck will be part of Derby’s senior leadership team and will report directly to Mitch Cox, senior of vp of sales. The new vp has 30-plus years of experience in building products and retail sales, previously serving as vp of retail sales at AZEK for 11 years. Prior to that, he spearheaded the launch of the Kohler Company into the retail channel.  ‘

He also managed programs for the retail sales channel for First Alert smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, General Cable wire and cable products and NuTone ventilation and specialty products.



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