Mansfield Plumbing, a leader in the sanitaryware and bathware industries, has named Gary Pember as vice president of marketing for the Ohio-based company. Pember, who has almost 20 years of experience in the building products industry, now leads the company's U.S. and international marketing efforts.
"For the past several years our company focus has been on improving our U.S. manufacturing capacities and efficiencies," said Jim Morando, president of Mansfield Plumbing. "With that mission accomplished, we've brought Gary in to revitalize our brand awareness. We'll use his marketing expertise to communicate the many advantages of Mansfield products for plumbers, builders, remodelers and homeowners."
A resident of Wooster, Ohio, Pember's extensive experience includes leading marketing roles at Simonton Windows, Moen Inc., and Rubbermaid Inc. He holds a Master of Science in Management from Friends University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wichita State University.
Pember has added two marketing resources to the team at Mansfield Plumbing: Shawn Draper with Draper DNA and Kathleen Ziprik with Ziprik Consulting. Draper DNA will provide strategic and full marketing services support as the agency of record. Ziprik Consulting will supply communications, media and public relations support for the company.
"The opportunities for Mansfield at this particular point in time are exciting," said Pember. "The experience that Shawn and Kathy bring will be a strong complement to our internal team. I believe Mansfield's brand awareness and company reputation will grow positively in the coming year thanks to the collective efforts of our entire marketing team."
Mansfield Plumbing, founded in 1929, precision manufactures millions of pieces of sanitaryware and bathware each year at its facilities in Perrysville and Big Prairie, Ohio and in Henderson, Texas.