Mannheimer will work closely with the Blackman Board of Directors, comprised of key industry leaders and business professionals, to ensure that Blackman maintains its position as the dominant plumbing and heating industry leader in the market place.
“Blackman is fortunate to have an exceptional Board of Directors in place comprised of some of the best industry leaders and professionals in the Metropolitan New York area. I am honored to have been elected by this group as Chairman,” said Mannheimer. “Richard Blackman’s great accomplishments and dedication will inspire me and guide me as I work with our board to strategically position the Blackman brand for continued growth. At Blackman, we have a firm commitment to our customers to go above and beyond what is expected. This is what sets us apart from our competition.”
“I want to congratulate our new Chairman, Robert Mannheimer, who unquestionably will be a huge success in his new role," said Board Member Larry May. "Blackman Plumbing Supply has attained many achievements in recent years and now Robert will provide the visionary leadership needed to guide Blackman as it moves forward."
Founded in 1921 by Sam Blackman, Blackman Plumbing Supply has attained many achievements over recent years under Mannheimer’s leadership, including recently being named Plumbing Distributor of the Year by Affiliated Distributors, the largest wholesale buying and marketing group in North America that works to accelerate growth for independent construction and industrial market leaders. Through Blackman’s continued logistics superiority, exceptional service, technological advances and best-in-class showrooms and branch facilities, Blackman Plumbing Supply has grown to become one of the largest family-owned suppliers of plumbing, heating, industrial, waterworks and HVAC equipment in the country.
Mannheimer brings to his new role over 20 years experience at Blackman. Previous to Blackman, Robert was the Vice President of Finance at Harmon Kardon/JBL. Mannheimer received a Bachelor of Science Degree from C.W. Post and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. He resides in Blue Point, New York and is the father of two sons.
Blackman Plumbing Supply, Co. Inc. is one of the largest family-owned retail and wholesale suppliers of superior quality plumbing, heating, industrial, waterworks and HVAC equipment in the Metropolitan New York area. With 21 branch locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Blackman is a convenient, reliable resource for today’s building and remodeling professionals and services numerous municipalities throughout the region.
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