PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 6, 2013) ― American Standard Brands announced that Michelle Roberts has been appointed Business Development & Integration Leader, a new position in the company’s U.S. trade organization.
"Michelle has served as a vital member of our team for many years," said Jay Gould, president and CEO of American Standard Brands. "Her extensive professional experience and strong relationships with our existing customer base will prove to be invaluable to our continued success in this highly competitive market."
Roberts joined American Standard more than 20 years ago and has served in various marketing and sales positions of increasing responsibility at the company. Most recently, Roberts was Managing Director East, overseeing sales in New York, New Jersey, New England, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
In her new role, Roberts will focus on business development in the New York metro area, plus she will oversee a new showroom initiative in New York City.
Roberts will also lead the company’s integration with Permasteelisa, a leading contractor in the manufacture and installation of architectural envelopes and interior systems. In addition to serving as the main liaison between the two companies, Roberts will work closely with Permasteelisa to develop relationships with key engineers and owners. Permasteelisa is a sister company of American Standard Brands, with both companies owned by Lixil, the global building products company.
“Michelle’s long relationship with the company and her in-depth knowledge of our product line made her the ideal candidate for this new role,” said Chris Capone, vice president of U.S trade sales. “We're very excited about the opportunities this new position will create for American Standard.”
Roberts received a bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
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