OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Elkay Manufacturing announced today that long-time cabinet-industry leader Larry Stokes has joined the company as the new Vice President and General Manager of the Traditional and Builder Cabinet Channels.

In this role, Larry will be responsible for setting strategy and overseeing sales and product marketing, as well as the overall management of the company's traditional and builder cabinet products and services which include industry-leading brands such as Medallion Cabinetry, MasterCraft Cabinetry, Design-Craft Cabinets and Yorktowne Cabinetry, to name a few. Larry will focus on maximizing customer satisfaction.

Larry is a cabinet industry veteran with strong relationships in the markets Elkay serves, having most recently acted as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Dura Supreme. Prior to joining Dura Supreme, he served as President and CEO at Viking Cabinet Group, and Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at our own Medallion Cabinetry business, from 1993 to 2001.

"Larry has a long, impressive history in our industry and with our company," says Tom Samanic, President of Elkay US and Canada. "He was instrumental to the Medallion brand's success after Elkay first acquired the business in 1993. I look forward to seeing Larry lead the same level of success with our current cabinet business as we enter an exciting era of strong industry growth."

"I've loved Elkay and its rich tradition of family values and uncompromising character which have remained solid since the day I first joined in 1993," Larry stated. "It's going to be wonderful to be back and have a chance to contribute to the next chapter or two of this great American story."

About Elkay -- Since 1920, Elkay has been making innovative products and delivering excellent, domestic customer care. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Elkay expanded its commercial offerings over four decades ago, and today delivers world-class sinks, faucets, foodservice fixtures, water coolers, drinking fountains and award-winning rapid bottle filling stations. Additionally, Elkay Wood Products is one of America's leading cabinetmakers in the marketplace, with industry leading brands that include Medallion Cabinetry, Mastercraft Cabinetry, Design-Craft Cabinetry, Innermost Cabinetry, Yorktowne Cabinetry, Woodbridge Cabinetry, Schuler Cabinetry and American Cabinetry Collection. Like your family, the Elkay family has values and traditions that endure; for almost a century, Elkay has been an American-owned and operated company, providing thousands of jobs that support our families and communities.

For additional information, visit Elkay.com.

SOURCE Elkay Manufacturing

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