Duravit Announces Robert Downie is New North American President

Duravit is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert (Bob) Downie as North American President for the brand. With thirty years of experience, Bob steps into this role with a vast understanding of the North American market and the kitchen and bath industry. He looks to continue to build on Duravit’s storied history of innovation and craftsmanship while raising brand awareness with both trade professionals and end-consumers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bob Downie to the team and look forward to this exciting next chapter for Duravit,” comments Stephen Tahy, Global CEO for Duravit. “With his industry knowledge and market experience, Bob is poised to take the brand to new heights.”

With an extensive background in consumer and building product goods, Bob oversaw the development and implementation of all channel-related strategies at his previous position. Throughout his career, Bob has refined and implemented new processes for organizational transformation and has proven success driving incremental and profitable growth. His leadership and extensive experience bring exciting new possibilities for the brand in the North American market.

About Duravit. Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is today a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The company is active in more than 130 countries worldwide and stands for innovation in the fields of signature design, comfort-enhancing technology and premium quality. In cooperation with high-profile international designers, such as Philippe Starck, sieger design, Kurt Merki Jr., Christian Werner, Matteo Thun and Cecilie Manz, the company develops unique bathrooms that enhance quality of life for users on a sustained basis. Duravit’s product portfolio comprises sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, wellness systems, shower-toilets, tap fittings and accessories as well as installation systems.Duravit USA, Inc. headquarters are based in Duluth, GA. For more information on Duravit or to find a local distributor, visit or call 888-DURAVIT.

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