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Uponor North America Names VP, Marketing & Strategy

Uponor North America recently announced Anna Picchetti as the new vice president of marketing and strategy. In her role, Picchetti will oversee channel marketing, portfolio, analytics, sustainability, segment, engagement, brand and communications. She will report to Uponor North America President Andres Caballero and be a key member of the company’s Senior Management Committee.

Picchetti joins Uponor with 20 years of experience in marketing and operations across industrial, technology and medical device industries. She brings a wealth of experience developing forward-thinking strategies with a strong track record of execution at industry-leading brands such as Tennant, SPS Commerce and Honeywell. She has worked at the forefront of innovations like autonomous vehicles and renewable energy, managed high-growth SaaS products and positioning and transformed customer experiences.

“To help us move our business and aggressive growth goals forward, it was important we found a senior leader who can lead market disruption and drive innovation and segment growth initiatives all while guiding channel development, portfolio management and go-to-market strategies,” said Caballero. “I’m confident Anna’s approachable leadership style will be a good cultural fit, as she has a proven track record of engaging teams by intentionally listening, learning and setting clear expectations and outcomes.”

Picchetti earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the Women United Committee for the Greater Twin Cities United Way chapter and is also a member of Chief, a network for women in the C-Suite as well as senior executives and vice presidents. In addition, she is a USA Hockey-certified coach with a local youth hockey program.

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Sioux Chief Introduces TakeOff™ Rooftop Support Item Series

Sioux Chief has launched a new TakeOff™ Rooftop Support item series including a roller kit, a riser block for added lift off the roof surface in case of code requirements and the block itself, which allows for 5 inches of lift off the roof top surface, all sold separately. The UV resistant, lightweight TakeOff™ Roof Block is a pipe support designed to allow the contractor quick and easy installation of gas pipe, condensate, refrigeration lines, conduit, cable and lightweight mechanical equipment above the flat or moderately pitched commercial rooftop surface. This product is made in the United States with UV-stabilized HDPE and some recycled plastics as well.

Sioux Chief has innovated the approach to the rooftop support block by giving multiple different features and benefits to the contractor on one block that allow for versatility in installation and multiple varieties of securing your pipe to the block all while keeping the product strong yet lightweight and your wallet heavy. The product is stackable for easy transport and can be linked up to another block for multi-line sets.

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