Cleveland — Oatey Co., a manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, has promoted Nicole Fournier to vice president, retail business unit.
Plumbing products maker Oatey Co. of Cleveland said it has promoted Nicole Fournier to lead its retail business unit.
Fournier, who will have the title of vice president, has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing and sales strategy, Oatey said in a news release. She joined Oatey in 2019 as part of its acquisition of Keeney Manufacturing, where she worked for nearly 15 years.
Most recently, Fournier has been Oatey's director of retail channel operations, leading new product development; establishing product, brand and positioning strategies in the retail market space; and supporting the retail sales teams.
As vice president, retail business unit, Fournier will lead Oatey's retail division, which also includes ongoing support for the Keeney brand. In addition to her continued responsibility for product and channel marketing, Fournier now will lead the retail sales function.
Michelle Newland, president, retail and international for Oatey, said in a statement that Fournier's "extensive marketing and sales strategy background and significant experience with Oatey's retail customers position her well to lead our retail business unit."
Oatey was founded in 1916. It has in-house injection molding from its 2019 acquisition of Keeney Manufacturing Co.