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■People & Places Habitat Ride raises $17,500 A beautiful day greeted 64 motorcyclists July 21 for the third annual Ride for Habitat in southern Ontario. By the end of the day they had raised $17,500 to help Habitat for Humanity build homes for low income families. This year's ride featured four winding scenic routes through the countryside, begin- ning at Habitat ReStores in Woodbridge (Toronto), Kitchener/Waterloo, Hamilton and Belleville, Ont. and ending up at Bayview Memorial Park on Lake Simcoe in Oro, just north of Barrie, Ont. This year's top individual fundraisers were Milt Tillich of Zoeller Inc., who raised $2,250, and Martin Luymes of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), who raised $1500. Tillich won a custom Harley Davidson faucet from Oakville Stamping and Bending (OS&B)for his efforts. For the first time expenses for this year's event were entirely covered by sponsors so that all of the money raised by riders could go directly to Habitat. Sponsors included Grundfos Canada, Plumbing & HVAC Magazine, Taco Canada, Lifebreath Indoor Air Systems and Tim Norton & Associates. HRAI and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) also supported the event. Organizers are hoping that similar rides occur in other Canadian cities so that it becomes a national event. A B.C. ride was scheduled for Aug. 24. People The Sean Giberson (Taco), left, has been named chairman of the Canadian Hydronics Council, replacing Bill Hooper (Xylem). Mirolin Industries Corp., Etobicoke, Ont., has named Steve Baker to the position of sales manager for Western Canada, based in Airdrie, Alta. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada has made a number of appointments. John Shearham has been named director of operations and services. Lutcie Ponnudurai has been appointed program assistant. Raj Chinnapa is technical sales specialist and Grace Gravina is marketing and communications specialist. The Morgan Group,Markham, Ont., has appointed Mark Aris as southwestern Ontario sales representative. Steve Baker Daikin Industries Ltd., Osaka, Japan, has acquired Goodman Global Group, Inc., Houston, Texas, for $3.7 billion. This is a John Shearham Lutcie Ponnudurai Raj Chinnapa Grace Gravina significant move into the North American residential market for Daikin, which did the same in the commercial market with the purchase of McQuay International in 2006. Companies The Flexcon Industries, Randolph, Massachusetts, has appointed Les Agences J.P. Sylvain, Boucherville, Que., as agent for its line of expansion tanks in Quebec. ECCO Supply, Edmonton, has opened two new HVAC wholesale locations, bringing its number of branches to 14 from the west coast to Thunder Bay, Ont. The newest locations are at 7900 Evans Road in Chilliwack, B.C. and 1145-65th Avenue N.E. in Calgary. This is the second Calgary location. McKeough Supply, Brantford, Ont., will open a new wholesale Profit Centre at 240 Nebo Road in Hamilton, Ont. in September. Victor Hyman has been named branch manager. Allied Technical Services, Toronto, invites architects, engineers and interior designers www.plumbingandhvac.ca Jeff House of Jess-Don Dunford Ltd. enjoyed the ride on a new motorcycle this year. to show off their plumbing specification skills in The Great Spec Race. For more information, visit www.thegreatspecrace.com. InSinkErator,Markham, Ont. has announced this year's winners from its Rent-A- Floor Program – Sean Mantle from Andrew Sheret Ltd.,Abbotsford, B.C., Scott Kozlik from Bartle & Gibson in Chilliwack, B.C. and Tamara Matlo, Bartle & Gibson in Airdrie, Alta. Each won an Apple iPad. In a new twist this year, participants were invited to complete two "throwdown" training sessions, one internally and one with contractors, aimed at dispelling myths around food waste disposers. COMMERCIAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE MISSISSAUGA Reporting to the Director of Trade Sales, the successful applicant will represent all Masco Canada brands (Delta Faucet, Hansgrohe, Brasscraft, Master Plumber) to Commercial Specifiers and Institutions. These Specifiers include: Architects, Mechanical Engineers and Contractors; as well as other segment influencers in: Healthcare, Education, Property Management and Hospitality. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop, maintain and grow relationships with the key Specifiers in Ontario, Quebec and other areas as required • Work closely with these Specifiers to produce Masco Canada specifications for projects • Target new accounts by developing and maintaining relationships with Hospitality, Property Management, Fast Food, Healthcare and Institutional segments and Service Contractors. • Assist in the development of a database of Specifiers, Segment Customers, Influencers and products required. • Assist the Sales and Marketing Teams in developing specification packages for each segment and individual segment customers KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS • Post-Secondary education in a related field preferred • Intermediate MS Office • Technical aptitude • Bilingual - French/English preferred • Two to three years direct sales experience • Professional presentation skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Ability to travel as required If you are looking for a great opportunity please forward your resume and salary expectations to: Human Resources Department 350 South Edgeware Road, St. Thomas, ON N5P 4L1 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mascocanada.com Thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries or agencies, please. September 2012 – Plumbing & HVAC 41