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Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, has announced the promotion of Nicole Fournier to vice president, Retail Business Unit. With nearly 20 years of experience in marketing and sales strategy, Fournier joined Oatey in 2019 as part of its acquisition of Keeney Mfg., where she worked for nearly 15 years. During her tenure with Oatey and Keeney, Fournier has served in a variety of leadership positions supporting the retail business.
Most recently, Fournier served as Oatey’s director, Retail Channel, accountable for leading new product development; establishing product, brand and positioning strategies in the retail market space; and supporting the retail sales teams. As vice president, Retail Business Unit, Fournier will lead Oatey’s retail division, which also includes ongoing support for the Keeney brand. In addition to her continued responsibility for product and channel marketing, Fournier will now lead the retail sales function.
“Nicole’s extensive marketing and sales strategy background and significant experience with Oatey’s retail customers position her well to lead our retail business unit,” said Michelle Newland, president, Retail & International. “In addition, she is an influential leader with a unique ability to drive her internal team’s success. I am confident that her leadership will help Oatey continue to deliver the quality and partnership our customers have come to expect.”