Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, has promoted Blake Oatey from director of international to vice president of international development. This move is reflective of the company’s focus on growth in strategic international markets.

“For nearly a decade, Blake has made substantial contributions to the expansion of Oatey Co.’s presence overseas, particularly in Latin America,” says Michelle Newland, executive vice president and chief international business officer at Oatey. “This promotion reflects the strength of his expertise and performance, as well as our company’s ongoing commitment to the international space and the growth opportunities it offers.”

Since joining the company in in 2010, Oatey has held a range of roles across product management, mergers and acquisitions and international sales. As Vice President, International Development, he will help to lead Oatey’s further expansion into international markets, including building relationships and developing products to best meet regional needs.

Based in Cleveland, he is a graduate of Furman University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.