Franz Viegener Announces The Appointment of John Weinstein as Corporate Director


(Gurnee, IL, December 1, 2017) Franz Viegener Premium Collection has appointed John Weinstein to the position of Corporate Director, North America. Following a successful career owning retail stores in Philadelphia, acting as director for several plumbing showrooms then running his own manufacturer’s representative agency, John became President of Xync Brands’ Ryvyr, a manufacturer of bath furniture and fixtures. Xync Brands was acquired by Elk Group International in 2016 and hired Weinstein as both President of Ryvyr as well as Northeast Divisional VP for Dimond Home and Lighting, Sterling, GuildMaster and Pomeroy.

While maintaining the basic marketing principles of Franz Viegener; partnering with extremely high quality dealers and a restricted e-com tactic, Weinstein will be developing new business protocols and strategies to grow organically. The national sales team will be increased to further support the dealer base and other initiatives including bringing the Franz Viegener name to the design community. Reinvesting in the company’s dealer base will also be a focal point for Weinstein’s team.

John Weinstein brings invaluable expertise to Franz Viegener having been involved in the plumbing industry for over 30 years. His past roles included; manufacturer’s rep. wholesale, wholesale plumbing showroom management, manufacturing, sales management and brand president overseeing hundreds of sales agents. All this experience will prove key in his success in his new position.

About Franz Viegener Premium Collection

Franz Viegener, dating back to 1899 in Germany, established in Buenos Aires in 1921 and has since grown to be the preeminent plumbing fixture manufacturer in South America. The Franz Viegener Premium Collection began development in 2008 in an effort to create unique and original designs of unmatched quality, specifically for the North American market. Utilizing the artistry of Juan Cavallero and Josef Moskovic the product creation begins with the company’s own raw brass alloy, cutting from solid blocks and painstakingly engineered to fit and perform flawlessly. Design, fit, polishing, finish and overall performance set Franz Viegener apart from the field. Top design firms are beginning to discover Franz Viegener Premium Collection specifying it into luxury projects such as Chateau Fendi in Florida. Franz Viegener is a three time winner ‘Good Design” Award for Skyline, Shoreline and Edge faucets. Additional recognitions include two times Dwell on Design Best in Show Awards and ICFF/IFDA NYC 2015 Best in Show Award.

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