BAYPORT, N.Y. — The board of directors of Blackman Plumbing Supply Co. Inc, a leading regional supplier of plumbing and heating products, has announced the election of Robert Mannheimer as chairman of the board. Mannheimer will continue in his role as president and chief executive officer, which he has held since 2008. Mannheimer succeeds Richard Blackman as chairman.

“Blackman is fortunate to have an exceptional board of directors in place comprised of some of the best industry leaders and professionals in the metropolitan New York area. I am honored to have been elected by this group as chairman,” said Mannheimer. “Richard Blackman’s great accomplishments and dedication will inspire me and guide me as I work with our board to strategically position the Blackman brand for continued growth. At Blackman, we have a firm commitment to our customers to go above and beyond what is expected. This is what sets us apart from our competition.”

Mannheimer brings to his new role over 20 years experience at Blackman. Prior to joining Blackman, he was vice president of finance at Harmon Kardon/JBL.

Blackman Plumbing Supply is a family-owned retail and wholesale supplier of plumbing, heating, industrial, waterworks, and HVAC equipment located in the metropolitan New York area. The company has 21 branch locations throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

Publication date: 1/14/2013