VMZINC® Promotes Maria Jose-Iorio To National Sales Manager For North America
Raleigh, NC – VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, announces that Maria Jose-Iorio will be transferring from the VMZINC’s Sydney, Australia office to their North American headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she will assume the role of national sales manager. In her role, Jose-Iorio will be responsible for increasing sales of VMZINC products throughout North America via direct collaboration with installers, architects, general contractors, owners and an extensive network of independent sales representatives across the continent.
With more than 25 years of experience in both architecture and management, Jose-Iorio has been a valued member of the VMZINC family since 2005 when she started as regional sales manager in Sydney. She quickly rose to the position of general manager for Australia and New Zealand. In this role, Jose-Iorio managed the day-to-day operations of the regional office, successfully developing the VMZINC brand and forging rewarding long-term business relationships with clients and distributors throughout the region.
“Maria has worked closely with key specifiers for the past nine years, effectively demonstrating her expert knowledge of our full line of architectural zinc products and I am delighted that she will be taking on this role within our company,” said Damon Lusby, general manager for the North Atlantic and Oceania regions at VMZINC. “As national sales manager, Maria will strengthen our North American sales networks and continue to increase brand awareness of VMZINC as the premier provider of architectural zinc products in the world.”
Prior to working with VMZINC, Jose-Iorio worked for several years as an architect in Argentina. She then joined UNESCO where she worked as an architect in the education unit assisting in the design of schools, community centers, and other educational facilities in developing countries. Jose-Iorio has also worked directly with commercial and residential clients, providing high-end interior design services.
Jose-Iorio earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Belgrano School of Architecture in Argentina and a master’s degree in company organization and business management from the University of Buenos Aires. She recently completed an advanced leadership program through Women and Leadership in Australia. Jose-Iorio is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
VMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore. VMZINC®, a leader in the French and Belgian markets and established in 15 countries worldwide, offers a wide range of roofing products and systems, façade cladding, rainwater systems and ornaments. With a large focus on customer satisfaction, VMZINC®’s products and services have become synonymous with high quality, innovation and environmentally sustainable design. As the first company to diversify its range of surface aspects, VMZINC® offers six unique shades of preweathered zinc, in addition to natural zinc. The company strongly identifies with the Umicore Group values of responsibility, performance and progress, and for more than 10 years, VMZINC® has been closely involved with Umicore initiatives to give its operations a sustainable development framework. For additional information, visit www.vmzinc-us.com.
About Umicore Building Products USA / VMZINC®
Umicore is a worldwide leading producer of architectural zinc under the VMZINC® brand name. For more than 160 years, Umicore has provided innovative solutions for building owners, architects and contractors. Umicore has offices and representatives all over the world. In the United States, Umicore Building Products USA, Inc., is based in Raleigh, NC. For additional information, visit www.vmzinc-us.com.