Chris Larys has joined Geberit as the new Central Region Sales/National Builder Manager. Based out of the Des Plaines, Illinois Office, Larys will oversee client accounts, product training and business development initiatives within the central U.S. region. He will be responsible for developing Geberit’s relationship with regional and national builders. With the housing market poised for continued improvement, the Geberit concealed tank and carrier is a natural enhancement for builders to offer their customers.
“Chris’ wealth of experience and industry knowledge have already made him a key addition to the Geberit family,” said Patrick Kimener, Senior Vice President of Sales for Geberit North America. “We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry. I’m confident that he will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”
Larys has 15 years of experience in increasingly responsible sales management roles at several companies. Most recently from Mannington Mills Inc. in Salem, New Jersey, he developed and maintained national and regional accounts over a 15 state area. Larys also held multiple positions at Kohler Company in Kohler, Wisconsin, demonstrating strong leadership in the plumbing sector. He is also well versed in builder business plans, builder issues, concerns, and generating ideas and competitive information. Larys holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Central Michigan University.
Geberit North America is part of the Geberit Group, a European market leader and global provider of sanitary technology. Located in Des Plaines, Illinois, Geberit North America provides concealed tank and carrier systems for wall-hung and floor-mounted toilets and fixtures. Geberit systems improve the look of any bathroom by hiding the unsightly toilet tank. Replacing a standard tank and toilet with the Geberit system results in more usable space, improved hygiene and better accessibility. The unique dual-flush valve saves water and is practically maintenance free. Monolith is Geberit’s newest product – a unique alternative to the traditional floor-mounted toilet and tank. Geberit also offers cable-controlled bath waste and overflows in a variety of designer finishes. Critical working parts are outside the waterway, ensuring years of trouble-free operation. As European market leader, the Geberit Group is a global provider in the area of plumbing technology with sales of CHF 2.4 billion and about 6,300 employees in 41 countries worldwide.
For additional information, contact Geberit North America at 2100 South Clearwater Drive, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, or call 800-566-2100. You can also visit Geberit North America at geberit.us.
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