UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Thos. Somerville announced, effective January 1, 2015, Doug Riley will be promoted from Northern vice president of sales to president. He will replace Pat McGowan who has 33 plus years with Thos. Somerville. McGowan will transition into retirement by relinquishing the president role to Riley in 2015 and then the CEO position in the middle of 2016.
Riley began his career with Somerville in 1986, following a temporary summer position the previous year. He worked through every level of the organization throughout his tenure.
In addition, Dan Kelly has been promoted to executive vice president to oversee several areas of focus (showrooms, marketing, purchasing, central distribution, expansion, recruiting and training). Kelly began in sales in Washington, later becoming a manager and general manager before his role as Southern vice president of sales.
Ray Mikell, in HVAC/hydronics, and Joe Pioli, in plumbing, will both be taking on president of sales positions. HVAC sales and product manager and the Forestville branch manager positions were given to Tim Holmes and Travis Mullins. Todd Griffin will become the York branch manager, and Jesse Taylor will take on the role of Annapolis branch manager.
Somerville also promoted Andrew Mohr to branch manager of the Berlin, Md. location, George Howell to manager of the Chantilly branch, Rob Cockrell to satellite manager of the new Sterling, Va. location, and Tricia Stecklein to manager of the Kohler Store scheduled to open soon in Baltimore.