Uponor North America has named Charlie Harte general manager of Uponor's Canada business, effective Feb. 6, 2012.

Reporting to Bill Gray, vice president, Uponor Sales, Harte will be responsible for the sales and marketing leadership of the Uponor Canadian business, ensuring that sales targets and customer satisfaction levels are met.

“The Canadian market is extremely important to Uponor North America; we need a leader who will balance the unique needs of the market with the operational requirements of a global company,” Gray says. “After an extensive search, Charlie Harte is the perfect candidate with the skills, experience and vision to lead the Canadian team to the next level.”

A results-oriented sales and marketing professional with a strong record of achievement in Canada and the U.S., Harte has a progressive history of sales and marketing success. He is a seasoned veteran in the home and commercial building markets, with 20 years of sales and marketing experience. Most recently, Harte was director of The Home Depot field sales, recruiting and new-business development with Techtronic Industries Canada, Inc.

Harte will be based in Uponor’s Mississauga, Ontario, office. He is a graduate of the University of Glamorgan with a degree in Marketing and Finance as well as a marketing management certificate from York University.