Derby Building Products Inc., the manufacturer of the Tando® and Novik® brands of exterior cladding, has announced John Vukanovich as vice president of marketing. In this role, he will oversee and implement marketing programs to support the rapid growth and expansion of the Tando and Novik brands of stone and shake. As the international company further expands its brands and builds out distribution, Vukanovich will be integral in accelerating the company’s marketing and branding goals while supporting sales growth. “Vukanovich brings an extensive amount of building products marketing leadership and experience to Derby in his role as vice president of marketing,” said Ralph Bruno, Derby’s CEO.
Vukanovich has over 20 years in the building industry. “I am honored to be joining the team at Derby to help lead our organization in elevating the Tando and Novik brands as industry leaders. Our products, people, and our strategic approach in creating new categories in stone and shake are very exciting,” said Vukanovich. “In the very near future we will be launching a series of contractor-centric tools and programs to assist our channel partners in helping their customers sell, thereby increasing overall sales.” Vukanovich earned his Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree as well as his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Windsor. He resides in Burlington, Ontario, and will be spending time at Derby’s two facilities in Quebec and Florida.