Valerie Malone has been named the new President & General Manager of LIXIL Canada Inc., home to the American Standard, DXV and GROHE kitchen and bath brands.
As President & GM, Malone will be responsible for driving LIXIL’s overall business strategy by providing leadership and direction on all aspects of business operations, working closely with the global team. She will spearhead LIXIL Canada’s strategy and growth within the trade, retail, and e-commerce channels.
Malone’s career has been characterized by a unique set of experiences in different verticals and industries including consumer packaged goods, appliances, and technology within a host of high-profile organizations including PepsiCo Canada, Whirlpool Corporation, and LG Electronics.
“It has always been my end goal to work for a world-class organization with a highly dedicated, engaged, and passionate group of people. I have found this within the LIXIL organization,” states Malone. “The kitchen and bath industry is ripe for innovation and I am eager to work with my talented team to strengthen customer relationships and effectively grow the business.”
“Over the past year, I have worked closely with Valerie, and I’m impressed with her approach to our business, her understanding of the necessities of our competitive industry and her clear vision for the company’s growth, recognizing the intricate needs of each brand – American Standard, DXV, and GROHE,” said Chris Brown, Chief Sales Officer for LIXIL Americas. “I applaud her ability to foster LIXIL’s global spirit in Canada and I am pleased to welcome her to this important role.”
Malone joined LIXIL Canada Inc. in May 2017, demonstrating her leadership as the Vice President of Marketing where she created and implemented a strong, function-oriented marketing structure. In this role she oversaw brand, product, and channel marketing efforts.
Malone holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double concentration in Finance and Economics from the University of New Brunswick.