During its Q4 board of directors meeting, KITZ Corporation of America (KCA) unanimously approved the appointment of Mike Chamberlain to president and board member effective April 1, 2023. Chamberlain joined KCA in 2020 following a 31-year career at MRC Global, leaving as vice president of business development. As managing director of business development at KITZ, he has been instrumental in expanding distributor and end-user relationships.
Chamberlain will replace Jim Walther, a 36-year KITZ employee who spent the past 17 years as its president. Walther will assume the role of chairman of the company.
“It has been a pleasure and an honor to lead KCA. I am forever grateful to our outstanding employees and distributor partners/end users who have supported KCA and our products," Walther said. "Along with our board, I have every confidence Mike is the right person at the right time to lead our company into the future. I look forward to assisting Mike and his Team while continuing to represent KCA in the market as chairman.”
Also, KITZ elevated Erik Andrews from general manager of its commercial division to vice president and board member likewise beginning April 1. Andrews began his KITZ career in 2008.
“The commercial division is vital to KCA’s continued success. Erik has done an outstanding job leading the division and his team to significantly improved results each year since becoming general manager. The Company looks forward to continued growth under his leadership and expertise,” Walther said.
“Our commercial team is fully committed to continuing to grow our market share in the United States," Andrews added. "As a company, we are proud to consistently manufacture high-quality valves to support the many applications in the mechanical and plumbing industry.”