OAK BROOK, IL -- Elkay Manufacturing announced the promotion of long-time Elkay executives Thomas A. Samanic and Stephen C. Rogers into two newly created presidential roles.
Stephen C. Rogers, who joined the company in 2004, stepped into the role of President of Elkay International on January 1, 2014. Steve joined Elkay as Vice President of Engineering for the Plumbing Products Division and has held increasingly important roles since then, including President of the Plumbing Products Division and Chief Operating Officer.
"This appointment reflects our profound trust in Steve as well as the growing size and importance of Elkay's international businesses," says Tim Jahnke, Elkay President and CEO. "Consolidating all aspects of our international businesses -- operations, marketing, sales and supply chain -- under Steve's direction provides us with the focus needed to successfully optimize our business, on a global front."
Effective immediately, Thomas A. Samanic has also been promoted to President of Elkay US and Canada. Tom joined Elkay in 2000. Throughout his tenure with the company he has held a number of key roles with increasing responsibility, allowing him to acquire unique insights into all parts of Elkay's U.S. businesses. Tom started in product engineering, and has held positions in marketing and general management, including General Manager of Elkay's commercial sink product line, Vice President & General Manager of Elkay's residential plumbing product line and most recently, Vice President & General Manager of Elkay's Traditional & Builder Cabinet business.
"I am very pleased to announce Tom's promotion to President of our US and Canadian businesses," Jahnke states. "Over the course of his years with Elkay, he has proven to be a dynamic and insightful leader who has made a significant and sustainable improvement in our performance in each area he has led. With the wide-ranging experience Tom brings to the role, I believe that our US and Canada businesses will benefit by consolidating all channel sales, marketing, operations and supply chain under his leadership."
Since 1920, Elkay has been making innovative products and delivering excellent, domestic customer care. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Elkay expanded its commercial offerings over four decades ago, and today delivers world-class sinks, faucets, foodservice fixtures, water coolers, drinking fountains and award-winning rapid bottle filling stations. Additionally, Elkay Wood Products is one of America's leading cabinetmakers with eight brands in the marketplace. Like your family, the Elkay family has values and traditions that endure; for almost a century, Elkay has been an American-owned and operated company, providing thousands of jobs that support our families and communities.