Uponor names three senior directors
Uponor North America has hired three senior directors: Chris Budion, Doug Fulton and Linda Novitt.
“As we take our business to the next level, we are strengthening our marketing and sales capabilities in order to better understand our customers’ evolving needs and how we can most effectively meet them,” said Uponor North America President Bill Gray. “Budion, Fulton and Novitt are strong additions to the team.”
Budion joins the sales operations team as senior director and leads the customer service, design services and training departments. Previously, he held sales management positions at MicroEdge, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, and FindLaw, and most recently was the vice president of sales and marketing for Hollander. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, and served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1989 until 1997.
Fulton was named the senior director of the corporate strategy and segment marketing teams. Fulton began his career at General Mills, and then worked for the Andersen Corp. and the Walt Disney Co. Fulton holds a master’s from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Toledo in Ohio.
Novitt is now the senior director of brand, corporate communications and marketing communications. Prior to Uponor, she was vice president of marketing at Select Account, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota administrator of health and medical spending accounts as well as held multiple marketing and consumer engagement leadership positions at StayWell Health Management, HealthPartners, and American Residential Mortgage. Novitt holds a master’s from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
“We’re excited to welcome Budion, Fulton and Novitt to the Uponor team,” Gray said. “Their collective experience will be essential in helping drive Uponor’s continued growth.”