TAYLOR, MICH. — Masco Corp. in late April announced several key management appointments and organizational changes following the death of Raymond F. Kennedy, president and chief operating officer (March, pg. 5). Kennedy died suddenly at his home Feb. 4 of an apparent heart attack. Kennedy had been president and COO of Masco since 1986.
Alan Barry has succeeded Kennedy as president and chief operating officer of Masco.
Donald DeMarie Jr. has been named a group president with responsibility for Masco’s Installation Services Group, replacing Barry. DeMarie will continue to directly oversee Masco Contractor Services Central; Steve Raia and Jeffrey Mollerick, who are responsible for Masco Contractor Services East and Service Partners, respectively, will report to DeMarie.
Group Vice President Donald Milroy will be responsible for oversight of Alsons Corp., Bath Unlimited and H&H Tube, in addition to his current management duties overseeing Brass Craft, Cobra Products and The Faucet Queens. Milroy will report to John Wills.
Group President John Wills will assume overall leadership responsibility for Masco’s domestic plumbing products operations, including faucets, fittings and accessories. Wills will remain as president of Delta Faucet Co., with Delta Faucet Canada and Brasstech reporting to him.
“I have great confidence in these management professionals and know that their leadership, expertise and experience will be very beneficial to Masco in the future,” Barry said. “We appreciate their continued contribution to the company’s success.”
DeMarie began his career in 1985 as general manager of the Las Vegas branch office of Gale Insulation and served in a variety of management positions, including regional manager of Gale’s West Coast Operations, vice president/corporate development and senior vice president, spearheading Gale Industries’ growth and expansion activities.
In 1997, DeMarie was made executive vice president and in 1999 became president and chief executive officer of Gale Industries (renamed Masco Contractor Services Central).
During his tenure as president and CEO of Gale Industries, DeMarie has overseen nearly $1 billion of service company sales from more than 190 locations. Currently, Masco Contractor Services has revenues of more than $2 billion, employs 13,000 people and installs products in homes throughout the United States.
Milroy joined Brass Craft in 1983 as vice president/operations and served in a variety of management positions before being named president of Brass Craft Canada in 1984. He was named president of Alsons Corp. in 1993, returning to Brass Craft as president in 1996. He was promoted to the position of group vice president in 1999.
Wills joined Masco in 1993 as president of Trayco and served in a number of operational and marketing positions before being named corporate vice president/sales and marketing. In 1999, Wills was named president of the Plumbing Products Division with responsibility for Masco’s flagship Delta Faucet brand and other faucet, fittings and accessories companies. He was appointed group president in 2001.