BAYPORT, N.Y. — Blackman Plumbing Supply Co. Inc. appointed John P. O'Brien III as CFO. O'Brien will oversee all of Blackman's financial matters, including strategic planning, risk management and financial activities.

"I am excited to join one of the most respected and innovative companies in the plumbing supply industry" said O'Brien. "I look forward to working closely with our team members and business partners as we continue to build on our solid financial foundation."

According to the company, he has more than 25 years of experience as a financial executive in the engineering/construction, electronics distribution, drug manufacturing, and software industries. He will report to Robert Mannheimer, President, CEO and chairman of the board of directors.

"John's strong financial and business acumen will contribute greatly to Blackman's continued growth and success," said Mannheimer. "I am confident John will be successful in ensuring Blackman's continued financial strength in the market place."