Claude Dion Named National Account Manager-Retail, Canada,for Derby Building Products’ Novik® Brand

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Quebec City, Quebec, Dec. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Derby Building Products Inc., manufacturer of the Novik® and Tando® brands of exterior cladding, announces Claude Dion as National Account Manager-Retail-Canada.  In this role, he will manage and lead all Home Improvement Retail (HIR) accounts in Canada. This includes developing and negotiating agreements with all key corporate and regional decision-makers to help support Novik brand growth.

Dion also will be responsible for sales, training and merchandising activities within these accounts. “Claude has extensive, experience in the Canadian market from both the manufacturing and retail sides of the business.  Claude’s knowledge in this area will be invaluable as we continue to grow and gain additional exposure for our Novik brand,” said Ralph Bruno, Derby’s CEO Bruno.

Dion was most recently consultant and project manager for Meunier Industrial Tools, responsible for setting up a new store which opened in October of 2017. He developed displays that highlighted the products and enhanced their location and created new associations with major suppliers such as Milwaukee, DeWalt, and King Industrial.  He also previously served as Eastern Canada sales manager for Norske Tools, tool and hardware buyer for Reno Depot a Lowe’s banner, and as merchandising director and national account manager for Innovak Group, Inc.

 “I look forward to the opportunity to work directly with stores, consumers, and contractors to build those relationships and improve awareness of Novik’s advantages as a cladding solution,” said Dion.  NovikStone and NovikShake are cladding solutions that offer low maintenance and moisture management features in addition to being simple to install in a fraction of the time of alternatives.

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About Derby Building Products – Home of Tando and Novik

Derby Building Products is the parent company of two game-changing brands in the building products category, Tando and Novik.  Tando, Derby’s pro channel brand, has redefined the exterior cladding category by replicating the natural beauty and texture of wood shake and stone, with little to no upkeep. Impervious to moisture and resistant to all types of weather, new Beach House Shake created by Tando is indistinguishable from real cedar, while Tando’s Signature Stain line offers the rich depth and beauty of stained wood.  Perfect for today’s mixed material trend in exteriors, all Tando products complement an array of siding types including fiber cement, engineered vinyl, stucco, and brick. Novik inspires stunning mixed material exteriors including shake, brick, and stone. Novik replicates the natural beauty and texture of wood and stone and is simple to install. For more information, visit or





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