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Duravit USA has enhanced its salesforce with the addition of Russ Kinney as vice president of sales – national business development. In his role, Kinney will be responsible for the development of contract, specification and e-commerce growth for North America.
“We are thrilled to have Russ join our team," said Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder. "His proven track record of success in the industry makes him an excellent fit for the brand and an invaluable asset to meeting company goals and objectives."
Kinney joins the team with over 20 years of experience in the decorative plumbing industry, most recently as the director of consumer sales for Watts Water Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Husson University in Bangor, Maine. Kinney will be based out of Duravit USA’s headquarters in Duluth, Georgia.
Duravit USA has also strengthened its national team with the appointment of Kerry Rudd to vice president of sales – wholesale. In his new role, Rudd will lead Duravit’s North American sales team, leveraging five years of experience with the company to develop and implement strategic sales plans in support of company objectives.
“We are pleased to welcome Kerry into this new role,” said Schroeder. “His successful tenure with and dedication to the company and its future growth make him an excellent fit for this position. We look forward to his next chapter in leadership with our team.”
Rudd previously served as vice president of business development with Duravit, where he was responsible for the development of contract, specification and e-commerce business growth for North America. Prior to joining Duravit, Rudd spent 10 years in the decorative bathroom fixtures industry, managing accounts for some of the largest plumbing distributors throughout the U.S.