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Gerber, a supplier in the plumbing products category, has announced the retirement of longstanding employee and industry stalwart Bill Tipps.
Tipps joined the company 12 years ago as a regional sales manager, overseeing the wholesale market in the Midwest. Over his tenure with the company, he also served as national accounts manager for both Gerber and Danze brands, national sales manager for Danze and eventually as director of business development for Gerber and Danze.
“Gerber and Danze have the potential to be a force in the industry, and I look forward to watching their growth and success,” said Tipps. “As for me, I am going to reacquaint myself with the beautiful Mrs. Tipps, spoil my grandchildren, get my golf handicap back below 10, do some volunteer work and write freelance articles for the industry.”
Before joining the Gerber and Danze teams, Tipps led sales and marketing teams for iconic industry companies including Delta Faucet Co., Bemis Corp., Universal-Rundle Corp. and Power Process Controls. In addition to his senior management and executive roles within the industry, Tipps owned his own residential interior design firm.