Tribal Manufacturing is pleased to announce the recent hire of Mark Duford as national sales manager for its Direct Product Division.
Mark brings over 25 years of manufacturing experience to Tribal, coming to the team after serving five years as Northeast regional sales manager for BrassCraft Manufacturing. Prior to BrassCraft, Mark developed strong professional relationships in his leadership roles at Rinnai America Corporation and American Standard Brands.
With his vast experience in the plumbing and HVAC market, Mark has developed a keen understanding of the industry trends that have affected his customers’ businesses. From the ever-shrinking labor pool to industry-wide consolidations of manufacturers, wholesalers and reps, Mark uses his deep knowledge to help improve the bottom line for his customers.
Mark’s passion for this industry is deeply rooted in his respect for the American men and women that design, engineer and build high quality products, a skill that’s been underappreciated over the years as inferior overseas products have crept into the American residential and commercial markets.
He’s a champion of American manufacturing and what that means to our local and national economies, and he believes that American manufacturers like Tribal can produce quality yet affordable parts for wholesalers, contractors and plumbers.
Building trust and delivering value to his customers are the two pillars of his sales philosophy, and he’s looking forward to building new relationships with reps and wholesalers in the coming years as Tribal expands its direct products to new markets.
A Detroit native, Mark is a long-time Red Wings fan. When he’s not at work, he enjoys going to hockey games, concerts and spending time with his family.
About Tribal Manufacturing
Tribal Manufacturing is a privately-held, ISO 9001-2015-certified American manufacturing company with ISO-certified production facilities in Marshall, Michigan and Chesnee, South Carolina. Tribal manufactures quality straight and directional-machined brass fittings, eco brass fittings (no lead fittings), steel fittings, aluminum fittings and other metal fittings and alloy fittings for wholesale plumbing, gas, HVAC, fluid power, MRO markets as well as for other large and quality-minded OEM customers.
Tribal also innovates, manufactures and assembles patented products for sale and distribution through the same markets. Tribal holds multiple patents along with numerous certifications and approvals with NSF, UL and CSA. For more information, visit Tribalmfg.com, The Tribal Blog or connect on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.