SMYRNA, TN — Franke, the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets, announced the expansion of Kitchen Systems North America by welcoming two new managers to the team. Tim Dallas has been named Luxury Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-West region, and Joe Bisignano has been named Business Development Manager – Wholesale. These kitchen and bath industry veterans will assist in the growth of both the Luxury and Retail segments of Franke.
“We’re excited to welcome these talented salesmen to the Franke team,” said Gary Langbo, President of Franke Kitchen Systems. “They embrace Franke’s dedication to producing the highest quality sinks and faucets for people who love to cook and entertain. I’m confident that under their management our brand will continue to grow throughout North America.”
Tim Dallas returns to Franke as Luxury Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-West region, bringing with him 17 years of experience in the retail and wholesale channels of the home improvement industry. Known for his energetic approach to training, Dallas has built and managed teams to drive sales for a number of companies including Blu Bathworks, GEBERIT and Black & Decker. He also spent three years as one of Franke’s Regional Sales Managers from 2004-2007. Dallas has traveled extensively across North America to work with builders, architects, designers, plumbing distributors and the plumbing trades. He is actively involved in the Chicago chapters of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the American Society of Interior Designers and is a graduate of St. Louis University. He lives in Oswego, Illinois with his wife and four children.
With over 16 years of sales experience in the cabinets, countertops and plumbing wholesale industries, Joe Bisignano joins Franke as the new Business Development Manager – Wholesale. Bisignano previously served as sales manager for Global Industrial, Elkay, Ellsworth Kiel and Black & Decker, and he has represented a wide range of high-end plumbing lines such as Kindred, Hansgrohe, Rohl, Rocky Mountain Hardware and Wood Pro. Bisignano’s experience as a senior sales executive has resulted in strong relationships within the architect, designer, builder and plumbing engineer communities; and he has participated in Elkay’s School for Success, Rohl’s Sales Rep Training and Black & Decker’s Product Sales & Development program. He’s a graduate of Kean University and currently lives in Jamesburg, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.
Franke is the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets; hot- and cold-water filtration; topmount, undermount and apron front sinks; and waste disposers. The Franke Group is a world-leading provider of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens, washrooms, professional food service, coffee preparation and beverage delivery. The group has 72 subsidiaries with more than 9,000 employees in 37 countries and generates consolidated sales of CHF 2.1 billion. For more information, visit www.franke.us/ks or call 800- 626-5771.