LANGLEY, British Columbia — ECCO Supply promoted Bill Davis to director of sales branch operations, Kevin Locke to director of procurement of ECCO Heating Products Ltd., and Bobby Yu to commercial sales manager.

Davis brings an executive background in the HVAC industry to ECCO and counts several key areas of focus among his driers for success, including creating a long-term vision and strategy, implementing organization and process change, integrating new systems and assignments of key people, and execution of key initiatives, said Shaine Nobert, vice president and general manager, ECCO.

“Bill’s passion for developing people and continuous process improvement is evident in the consistent delivery of premier business results,” said  Nobert. “His specific background in residential and commercial equipment is a major boon to ECCO as growing market share in these segments is a keen organizational focus.”

Davis’ executive leadership abilities and his knowledge and experience will serve him well as he joins ECCO Supply’s team, continued Nobert.

“Davis will provide that team with a renewed energy and focus in achieving their growth initiatives,” he said. “ECCO has every confidence that under his leadership the company’s current strategic objectives will be complemented and exceptionally executed.”

Yu will replace Norm Grusnick, who announced his retirement following 24 years of service to the industry in December 2018. Grusnick started his career with ECCO Supply, Burnaby, in April 1994 as its resident sales engineer, where his hard work and commitment helped bring awareness of ECCO to the lower mainland’s engineering community, mechanical contractors, and local and national HVAC associations.

In January 2005, Grusnick accepted a position within ECCO’s manufacturing division, where he utilized his engineering qualifications to assist growing the same degree of awareness of the company’s products, including the ECCODUCT™.

In 2013, he accepted a management position and was directed to grow the Burnaby branch’s commercial sales department. During that time, Grusnick was instrumental in transitioning their team of sales and estimators into a strong commercial bid and spec. department.

“Because Norm has been so effective at developing a successful team, his successor, Bobby Yu, has benefited by having several years working with him,” said Nobert. “ECCO extends its profound thanks to Norm for his significant contributions to the company over the last 24 years and they wish him the best in the next phase of his life.”

Locke accepted the position of director of procurement at Langley’s corporate operations office last November.

“Kevin is a senior team leader with more than 15 years of management and corporate experience,” said Nobert. “He has spent the previous eight years at CHC Helicopter, a world leader in helicopter transportation, working in the company's corporate head office and leading its global tax function in more than 30 countries. Kevin was a member of the board of directors for a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter and led several corporate initiatives at CHC Helicopter, including acquisitions and restructurings, helicopter financings, and supply chain improvements.

Locke served as the lead negotiator for all of CHC Helicopter’s international tax audits. Prior to joining CHC Helicopter, he started his career at Deloitte as an economic analyst and then continued to KPMG as a manager.

“Kevin will be working with all corporate buying positions including customs and freight, vendor management, steel purchasing, and corporate marketing,” said Nobert. “He will be working closely with the director of sales branch operations and the ECCO Supply team as well to strengthen the relations ECCO has with all its vendor partners.”

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