Anvil International Promotes Sylvain Perreault to National Sales Manager for Anvil International Canada

Anvil International Promotes Sylvain PerreaultPortsmouth, NH., (March 11, 2011) — Anvil International, one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems in the world, announced that Sylvain Perreault has been promoted to National Sales Manager for Anvil International Canada (AIC). Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American provider of water infrastructure products and services.

A company veteran, Perreault has been with Anvil for more than thirty years. After beginning his tenure with the company in inside sales, he held several positions in outside sales including Mechanical Group Sales coordinator. Most recently, Perreault was director of Sales for eastern Canada, helping to significantly expand Anvil’s presence in the region. He has also led recent sales efforts for Mueller Flow products in the mechanical market segment.

“Perreault brings a deep knowledge of the mechanical industry to this new leadership position,” said Dean Taylor, Anvil’s vice president, Sales and Marketing. “He has made a strong sales impact throughout his career with Anvil and I am confident that his experience and product knowledge will be invaluable in his new role. Anvil is dedicated to continued growth in the Canadian market and I am pleased to have someone of Perreault’s qualifications leading our sales initiatives.”

Perreault will be responsible for all of AIC’s sales efforts, which include leading a sales team and developing segmentation strategies to drive expansion of Anvil’s market share.

He is a member of both the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating.

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About Anvil International
Anvil International is one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping supports systems in the world. For more than 150 years, Anvil has provided the highest–quality pipe products and services with integrity and dedication to superior customer service. The company offers expertise and product solutions for a wide range of applications, from plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, industrial and fire protection, to mining and oil and gas. Anvil offers products and services worldwide. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Tennessee (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Texas (ISO 9001:2008 certified) and Rhode Island (ISO 9001:2008 certified). Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). For more information, please contact Anvil’s corporate offices at 603–418–2800, 2 Holland Way, Exeter, NH 03038, or visit