TOTO Enhances Distributor Network Through Strategic Alliance with Blackman Plumbing Supply

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Left to right: Robert Mannheimer, president and CEO of Blackman Plumbing Supply and David Krakoff, president of the Americas Sales Division for TOTO USA.

MORROW, Ga. — TOTO announced the company is increasing its market reach in the Northeast region of the United States by entering into a distribution agreement with Blackman Plumbing Supply. TOTO’s full line of residential and commercial fttings and fxtures will be available at all of Blackman’s 19 branch locations throughout Long Island, New York and New Jersey and will be on display in all Blackman showrooms.

“Blackman Plumbing is proud to deepen our partnership with TOTO, an industry leader known for anticipating and creating the next generation of fxtures,” said Robert Mannheimer, president and CEO of Blackman Plumbing Supply. “Our new relationship with TOTO will allow Blackman
Plumbing to continue to offer our discerning customers world-class products at the cutting edge of contemporary design.”

With this distribution agreement, TOTO and Blackman embark on a new relationship that offers TOTO increased distribution channels through which to provide customers in the Northeast region of the U.S. with its full line of residential and commercial products for the whole bathroom, which have set the standard for world-class performance and innovation as they help improve people’s quality of life.

“The Northeast region of the U.S. is a high priority for TOTO,” said David Krakoff, president of the Americas Sales Division for TOTO USA. “Our ability to partner with an organization of  Blackman’s caliber to enhance our coverage of Long Island, New York, and New Jersey is a particularly signifcant event.” Krakoff noted that Blackman embraces TOTO’s core values—technology and innovation in products that respect the environment while meeting people’s needs for comfort, beauty, performance, and design for people of all ages. “Our two companies share these values, so we envision a tremendous level of success and growth together in the future,” Krakoff concluded.

“Like TOTO, Blackman holds the customer experience in the highest regard,” said Jason Fitzsimmons, vice president of the United States Sales Division for TOTO USA. “They always go above and beyond what is expected to provide excellent service throughout the sales cycle—before, during and after purchase.” Fitzsimmons continued, “Working with Blackman provides TOTO with expanded access to retail, wholesale and commercial customers in the important Northeast region and offers us more opportunities to efficiently deliver products where and when our customers need them.”