January 29, 2024

Gerber® Plumbing Fixtures Appoints Derek Kirkpatrick as Vice President of Sales - Wholesale

WOODRIDGE, Ill., January 29, 2024 – Gerber, a manufacturer of tried and true, high-quality kitchen and bathroom plumbing products, is pleased to announce that Derek Kirkpatrick has been promoted to Vice President of Sales - Wholesale and will oversee the plumbing wholesale side of the business customer care and sales teams for North America.

In this leadership role, Mr. Kirkpatrick will be responsible for guiding the internal sales team, as well as external manufacturers’ representatives, to further develop and execute the wholesale strategy for the Gerber brand.

Derek joined the company in 2012 as a Regional Business Development Manager and in 2014 he was promoted to Director of Sales for Gerber’s Canadian market. Since joining the company Derek has demonstrated strong leadership skills, a passion for continuous improvement, and a proven track record of improving product mix and profitability.

"I am thrilled to see Derek flourish in his new role," says Carmen Fiordirosa, North American President of Globe Union. "His proven leadership at Gerber and within our industry, will propel our partnerships and business to new heights."

Previously, Derek worked at Caroma as the North American General Manager/President, where he developed sales and marketing strategies to create sustainable growth.


About Gerber® Plumbing Fixtures:

For nearly a century, Gerber® has manufactured tried and true, high-quality kitchen and bathroom plumbing products. Each team member in the Gerber family delivers on our commitment to providing dependability reflected in both our products and customer care throughout North America. We earn the trust of trade professionals and homeowners alike who find value in products that have both style and substance – performing without exception for years to come, all while being surprisingly affordable. Gerber’s comprehensive offering of plumbing solutions is created with the entire experience in mind, from easy installation to reliable everyday use, and is supported by Gerber’s industry-leading warranties. As a partner in the U.S. EPA WaterSense® Program, Gerber is committed to protecting the environment through resource conservation, and creating high-efficiency and eco-friendly products.