12/14/2012<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
GRAFF Hires International Projects and Trade Sales Manager Jim Stockstill to Head New Division
MILWAUKEE – GRAFF, the premier manufacturer of precision-engineered faucets and fixtures for baths and kitchens, announced that they’ve hired Jim Stockstill to fill a newly developed position as the International Projects and Trade Sales Manager. In this newly created position, Mr. Stockstill will be working with architects and designers to help facilitate project specifications both in North America and in Europe.
As an international company based in Milwaukee, GRAFF has seen significant growth over the past few years. Hiring someone who could work one-on-one with architects and designers, from inception to completion of major projects is an important part of GRAFF’s business strategy and something that they wanted to expand when they found the right person.
Jim Stockstill brings over nine years of industry experience to his position with GRAFF. He previously worked for Hansgrohe as their Training and Development Manager where he developed and wrote training manuals for Hansgrohe’s external customer base as well as traveling around the country presenting the Hansgrohe and Axor brand and working on the project side with the A+D community. He is a member of ASID, AIA, ASTD,NKBA, and he has LEED certification. His knowledge and experience working on large scale projects fits with GRAFF’s expansion and broadening of its own base in the A+D area.
“I am very excited to join such a dynamic company with cutting edge-design and technology. GRAFF is a true leader and trendsetter in the plumbing fixture business,” said Jim Stockstill.
Stockstill will begin by traveling around North America deepening existing relationships and developing new ones.
“We feel very fortunate to have found Jim at this time,” said Ziggy Kulig, President and CEO of GRAFF. “He brings exactly the kind of experience and personality to this position – we are thrilled and we are looking forward to having someone of his caliber representing our brand to the very important A+D community.”
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with points of sales throughout Europe, GRAFF® is recognized globally for its European design aesthetic and engineering excellence. Supported by over 80 years of extensive plumbing and hardware manufacturing experience, GRAFF offers a wide range of contemporary, transitional and traditional plumbing products and fixtures for the kitchen and bath industry. GRAFF’s fixtures have been used extensively in exclusive properties such as the ‘W’ hotel and Rockefeller Plaza in NYC as well as many architecturally detailed upscale residences, such as Eloquence on the Bay, a luxury high-rise in Miami, Florida. GRAFF’s parent company, Meridian International Group, is an ISO 14001 certified company, employing over 800 people worldwide. Meridian’s prestigious customer list includes many global plumbing companies as well as the number one manufacturer of American motorcycles. To learn more about GRAFF, visit www.graff-faucets.com. For additionnformation contact DRS and Associates at 818.981.8210, or www.drsandassociates.com.