July 12, 2023

Globe Union Announces Executive Personnel and Structure Updates

WOODRIDGE, Ill., July 12, 2023 — Globe Union, the parent company of Gerber® Plumbing Fixtures, a manufacturer of tried and true, high-quality kitchen and bathroom plumbing products, is pleased to announce several organizational changes.

Over the course of the past two years, and prior to Founder Scott Ouyoung’s passing, Globe Union’s Board of Directors and CEO, Todd Talbot, has been working on the elevation of Scott’s son, Shane, into the role of Global CEO of Globe Union. In anticipation of Todd’s long-planned retirement at the close of 2023, Shane Ouyang will be assuming this role effective January 1, 2024. Todd will continue to serve Globe Union as an Advisor to the Board of Directors.

“It has been an honor to serve Globe Union and our customers around the world. I look forward to the continued success of the company under Shane’s leadership and supporting him through this transition into 2024”, shared Talbot.

In support of Globe Union’s ongoing vision of maximizing the company’s strength of operating as a unified, global company, Jack Hung joined the organization on June 1, 2023, as Senior Executive Vice President, reporting to the global CEO. Overseeing the functions of manufacturing, supply chain, and product development, Mr. Hung will be promoted to a presidential role in this capacity on September 1, 2023.

To increase the coherency of the company’s commercial strategies and promote more effective collaboration between global product & operations and marketing & sales teams, as of July 10, Kevin Buckner has joined the company in the newly created role as Chief Commercial Office, reporting to the global CEO.

Carmen Fiordirosa, Vice President of Marketing North America, will be promoted to the role of President of Globe Union North America to oversee the North American sales, marketing, customer care, and human resources teams, and will report to Mr. Buckner, effective September 1, 2023.

Nathalie Vandecraen, President of Globe Union Europe, maintaining the same role and responsibilities, will also report to Mr. Buckner, effective September 1, 2023.

Keith Yurko, CEO North America, in conjunction with his retirement planning in the coming years, will transition to the new role of Executive Adviser, effective January 1, 2024, to assist the company through the aforementioned changes.

Yurko states, “I am humbled by my many years in this company, and most of all, by getting to know our employees and our customers. I will be leaving the Gerber brand in incredibly talented and capable hands, and I know the next generation of leadership will continue to do remarkable things.”

About Globe Union Industrial Corp.:

Headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan, Globe Union is a worldwide leader in kitchen and bathroom plumbing products. Globe Union has five key brands, including Gerber Plumbing Fixtures. Globe Union's commitment to excellence is embodied by offering customers the best possible value for the highest standards of product design and manufacture.


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. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense® Program, Gerber is committed to protecting the environment through resource conservation and creating high-efficiency and eco-friendly products.