NOVI, MI – BrassCraft Manufacturing Company is proud to announce the hiring of Wade Long as Sales Manager, Southern Region. Mr. Long is a 21-year sales veteran and joins BrassCraft Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of plumbing products, from Sioux Chief Manufacturing, where he was National Sales Manager. He will be based in Kansas City, Kansas.
“We are delighted to bring such an accomplished sales executive to our team,” said Jim Pletcher, Vice President of Sales. “Wade will be replacing Steve Adams, Senior Director, Wholesale Sales, who will be retiring. While Steve has been widely recognized in the industry and will be greatly missed, his commitment to an interim work period with Wade is a wonderful testament to both gentlemen to ensure a smooth transition. We are very happy to have the caliber and experience Wade brings to his new position.”
“I am extremely excited to be joining BrassCraft Manufacturing's highly experienced, professional sales team,” says Long. “I’m proud to promote and sell the industry-leading products of a prominent, innovative American manufacturer, and to be part of the multitude of jobs those sales create for our manufacturing facilities across the U.S.”
Because of his industry experience, Mr. Long is very familiar with the impact of the new Federal Reduction in Lead in Drinking Water Act legislation, which becomes effective on January 4, 2014. “Fortunately, BrassCraft Manufacturing is ready with a full range of products that meet the no-lead requirements,” says Long.
Mr. Long is also a Board member of the American Supply Association (ASA).