Legrand Unveils New Shipping and Service Prograrms forr On-Q & Nuvo, Names Fritz Werder Units' VP/GM
MIDDLETOWN, PA – December 12, 2013 – Legrand today announced new shipping and service programs for its On-Q and Nuvo product lines that will shorten delivery times, lower freight costs, enable real-time dealer account access, and extend daily customer service hours. The company also announced that Fritz Werder, now general manager of On-Q, would take the role of vice president and G.M. responsible for both the On-Q and Nuvo product lines, on January 1, 2014.
“We are using all of Legrand’s combined resources to improve service, save dealers money, and give dealers the tools and information they need to manage their business with us effectively,” said Werder, who joined Legrand in 2002. “This is a great time to be able to lead the Nuvo and On-Q teams, and I’m excited to have the opportunity.”
Legrand also announced that Nuvo V.P. and G.M. David Rodarte, part of Nuvo’s original ownership team and the company’s leader during its rapid growth over the last decade, will leave the company on Dec. 31. Said Rodarte, "I have partnered with Fritz on the development of our business and have confidence in his management abilities to continue growing the business. His experience serving the professional integrator, expert knowledge of home technologies, and keen desire to satisfy our customers will insure the growth of both Nuvo and On-Q.”
Werder said that in January, Legrand will begin filling Nuvo product orders from its Fort Mill, S.C., warehouse, instead of Nuvo’s Kentucky facility. The Fort Mill location currently handles other Legrand product lines, including On-Q, Pass Seymour, Wiremold and Ortronics.
Werder added that beginning January 1, 2014, On-Q will expand the number of states serviced from Legrand’s Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., warehouse to include: Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, and the Dakotas. NuVo will begin filling Western U.S. orders from this location starting February 1st.
Said Werder, “Utilizing dual warehouses brings the product closer to customers resulting in improved shipping time and costs.”
Additionally Legrand announced that both the Nuvo and On-Q product lines would now be supported by the Legrand’s award-winning customer service center in Syracuse, N.Y. The Syracuse facility offers a larger support team and extended hours. For the first time and also beginning in January, Nuvo and On-Q dealers will have access to an online portal on the Legrand website to place orders, check order status, prices, and inventory, and manage their company profile.
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).www.legrand.us
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