July 20, 2020 – Joseph McElmeel, chairman and CEO of Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates, has announced that his firm helped place Grant Dow as vice president of field services for Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute. Executive recruiter Richard Miller led the assignment.
With an extensive background in management and operations, Mr. Dow most recently held the position of director of sales-U.S. with CB Supplies LTD. In this role he was responsible for piping products sold through two-step distribution using local manufacturer rep agencies. Before that, Mr. Dow held senior roles with ACO Inc., HomeFront Software, NIBO and Webstone Value Co.
As vice president of field services for Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute, Mr. Dow will provide leadership to a team of regional representatives, who are responsible for educating plumbing industry participants about the benefits of cast iron soil pipe and fittings. He will develop, implement and review operational policies and procedures in support of strategic initiatives. Mr. Dow will be tasked with the recruitment and development of qualified representatives to educate plumbing industry participants.
Since it started in 1980, Brooke Chase Associates has grown into an international boutique retained executive search firm. It specializes in the identification, recruitment, evaluation and placement of building materials, kitchen and bath, plumbing and HVAC professionals. The firm has additional offices in Chicago and Knoxville.
Mr. McElmeel has served as the firm’s CEO since he founded Brooke Chase Associates and is responsible for developing and maintaining the vision and direction of the company. He seeks business opportunities and strategic alliances with other companies and organizations and oversees marketing, production, research, recruitment, finance and client development.
Extensive Client List
Mr. McElmeel has recruited for such companies as: Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath, Jacuzzi Spas, Jacuzzi Singapore, Black & Decker, Ryobi, Jacobs Chuck, Rinnai, HydroSystems, Danaher, Norcraft, Masco (MAS), Interlake Steel, H.D. Hudson, Valspar, Price Pfizer, Moen, Intellihot, Kohler, ACPI, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, Forte Group, Fabuwood, John Wieland Homes, Kentucky Trailer, Hansgrohe, Wellborn Cabinets, Cal Door, Sussman Automatic, CNC Cabinets, Bath & Kitchen Buying Group, Cohen Communications, Timberland Cabinets, Reliance World Wide, McLain Fogg Corp. and Mr. Steam. Mr. McElmeel’s involvement in the recruiting industry and community is extensive, having served as four-term chairman of the National Association of Executive Recruiters Inc., managing director of the Executives Recruiters Roundtable and chairman of the Professional Committee of the Executives Club of Chicago.
Mr. Miller joined Brooke Chase in 2003 and has recruited extensively in decorative and rough plumbing, HVAC and hydronics, and other building material categories. He is responsible for developing new business, managing client relations, and conducting executive searches. Mr. Miller has recruited executives throughout the U.S. and Canada for such companies as: Armstrong World Industries (AWI), Wurth Group, MAAX, Rexnord/Zurn Industries (RXN), Watts Water Technologies (WTS), Rinnai (RINIF), Kohler, Hajoca, Professional Plumbing Group, Charlotte Pipe, Rheem, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, Masco (MAS) and JSI. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at Compass Group International.
“For over 39 years, Brooke Chase Associates retained Executive Search Services have helped companies build powerful world class organizations. We focus on finding the best fit to create a long term solution,” said Mr. McElmeel. “We know the players in Kitchen Cabinets, Plumbing, HVAC and related industries.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media