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Duravit has announced the appointment of Robert (Bob) Downie as North American president for the brand. With 30 years of experience, Downie steps into this role with a vast understanding of the North American market and the kitchen and bath industry. He looks to continue to build on Duravit's storied history of innovation and craftsmanship while raising brand awareness with both trade professionals and end-consumers.
"We are thrilled to welcome Bob Downie to the team and look forward to this exciting next chapter for Duravit," said Stephen Tahy, global CEO for Duravit. "With his industry knowledge and market experience, Bob is poised to take the brand to new heights."
With an extensive background in consumer and building product goods, Downie oversaw the development and implementation of all channel-related strategies at his previous position. Throughout his career, he has refined and implemented new processes for organizational transformation and has proven success driving incremental and profitable growth. Downie's leadership and extensive experience bring exciting new possibilities for the brand in the North American market.