NEW CASTLE, Del., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Speakman, the premier maker of high-performance showerheads and plumbing fixtures, today announced that Tara Scanzillo has been appointed as Director of Sales. The promotion follows Scanzillo's three-year tenure as National Accounts Manager for Speakman.
Scanzillo brings nearly a decade of B2B sales experience in the building materials and home goods market. In this new role, Scanzillo will be responsible for setting Speakman's sales strategy, overseeing a team of 47 sales staff across the U.S., and delivering on the company's revenue goals in the hospitality, commercial, and direct-to-consumer markets that Speakman addresses. She will report directly to CEO Bob Knoll.
As the first brand to ever create and install a shower in a U.S. hotel in the 1870s, Speakman established itself as the gold standard in hospitality shower design. This year, Speakman launched a new e-commerce site to address the growing demand for direct sales to consumers who appreciate the hotel-like quality that Speakman showerheads deliver. The company also maintains a leadership position as a provider of emergency eyewash and other industrial safety shower fixtures.
"Tara has been a driving force in Speakman's sales success since she joined our organization," said Speakman CEO Bob Knoll. "We are pleased to announce her new role as Director of Sales and look forward to working with Tara to achieve even greater success in the coming years."
Scanzillo joined Speakman from Zurn Industries where she managed key national wholesale accounts such as HD Supply, Grainger, Winwholesale and Hajoca. Before that, she oversaw national accounts at building materials supplier Viega. Prior to that, Scanzillo held marketing roles at HD Supply. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University's MJ Neeley School of Business, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Speakman invented showering. For over 140 years, Speakman has pioneered the shower industry, first as a premiere American technology innovator, and continuously as a shower market leader. With the creation of the Anystream® showerhead in the early 1920's, Speakman popularized the modern shower as well as the total shower experience that is still widely imitated. Today, Speakman continues to advance its original mission by focusing on performance and craftsmanship across all offerings, from showerheads and designer-inspired bath collections for the home to fixtures for the hospitality industry and safety products for commercial, laboratory, and industrial environments. Visit us on the web, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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