|Dave Garlow will take over as CEO and President of Viega LLC in October.|
Viega LLC announced that its Vice President of Sales, Dave Garlow, will step into the CEO and president role in October 2013. Garlow will replace Dan Schmierer, who has led the company since its founding in 1999 and is set to retire in December 2013.
Garlow joined the Viega team on the same day as current CEO Dan Schmierer
“Dave Garlow’s 14 years with Viega LLC in sales and marketing make him an ideal candidate to become president and CEO,” Schmierer said. “He brings a very strong customer focus to the role and understands where our customers are coming from. He’s well prepared to step up to this new role as CEO.”
“Even though leadership of our company is changing, our customer focus won’t change," said Garlow. Our mission will continue to be enhancing lives by providing innovative piping systems for our industry. Our daily business efforts will continue to reflect our core values.”
Garlow graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1986 and completed his MBA from the Katz School of Business in 2001. During his time at the University of Pittsburgh, he played ice hockey and was a member of ASME and ASHRAE student chapters.
“I am excited and very optimistic about the future of Viega LLC and the industries that we serve,” Garlow said.