Piscataway-based LIXIL Americas, a company that sells water and housing products within the brands American Standard, GROHE and DXV, had two executives appointed to the Plumbing Manufacturing International 2020 board of directors and committee.
Sal Gattone, vice president of engineering for LIXIL Americas, is serving on PMI’s board of directors. Gattone will participate in collective responsibilities, with seven other board members, for organizational oversight, strategy and policy setting. Gattone will serve a one-year term through 2020.
Troy Benavidez, vice president of public affairs for LIXIL Americas, was appointed co-chair for the Advocacy/Government Affairs Committee. He brings more than 20 years of public affairs experience to the position and will support PMI’s communications and partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, legislators and regulators. Benavidez will serve a two-year term that started Jan. 1, 2020.
Benavidez is a member of the executive team and leads corporate communications, social responsibility, government relations, and serves as a company spokesperson. He represents LIXIL Americas in matters with the industry trade, not-for-profit groups, and academic organizations, to drive corporate objectives while building relationships and reputation.