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Oatey Announces Appointment, Promotions

Jan. 12, 2023
Cleveland-based manufacturer of high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries announces personnel changes.
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CLEVELAND, OH — Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, had announced two recent promotions and one new appointment.

Jamie Clapper

Jamie Clapper will serve in the newly created post of Vice President, eCommerce, for the company. Reporting to Brian DiVincenzo, Oatey Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Clapper is charged with leading and growing eCommerce strategy in collaboration with various departments across the entire Oatey organization.

In addition to growing the Oatey eCommerce team, Clapper will foster customer relationships to better understand opportunities and efficiencies for an effective omni-channel experience.

“With more than 15 years of experience in eCommerce, Jamie is an accomplished leader with a deep knowledge of eCommerce strategy and digital merchandising,” says DiVincenzo. “Her expertise will be invaluable as we continue to expand our omnichannel eCommerce footprint, and I look forward to the impact she will make at Oatey.”

Based in Northeast Ohio, Clapper holds a bachelor’s degree in Product Development from The Ohio State University.

Blake Oatey

Director, International Blake Oatey has been promoted to Vice President, International Development, with a continued focus on international sales and marketing at the company.

“For nearly a decade, Blake has made substantial contributions to the expansion of Oatey Co.’s presence overseas, particularly in Latin America,” says Michelle Newland, Oatey Executive Vice President & Chief International Business Officer. “This promotion reflects the strength of his expertise and performance, as well as our company’s ongoing commitment to the international space and the growth opportunities it offers.”

Since joining the company in in 2010, Oatey has held a range of roles across product management, mergers and acquisitions and international sales. As Vice President, International Development, he will help to lead Oatey’s further expansion into international markets, including building relationships and developing products to best meet regional needs.

Based in Cleveland, he is a graduate of Furman University with B.A. in Business Administration.

Erin Drotleff

Director, North American Sourcing Erin Drotleff has been promoted to Vice President, Sourcing. She will report to Scott Voisinet, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain.

Drotleff joined Oatey’s Sourcing department in February of 2020. Since that time, she has provided strategic guidance and expertise to help Oatey navigate complex procurement processes and supplier relationships. In her expanded role as Vice President, Sourcing, Drotleff will continue to define and implement strategic initiatives to ensure Oatey’s Sourcing function is positioned to support Oatey’s continued growth.

“Erin has demonstrated impressive leadership at Oatey over the past three years,” says Voisinet. “Her expertise and talent in purchasing and sourcing will be critical to Oatey’s success as we continue to grow our business and deliver for our customers.”

Prior to coming to Oatey, Drotleff held sourcing and purchasing management positions at Republic Steel, Medical Mutual, Cleveland-Cliffs, and Deloitte Consulting.

Based in Cleveland, Oatey is a graduate of the University of Mount Union, where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology. In 2020, Drotleff earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University.

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