Robert Mannheimer, President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert Mannheimer is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors, President & CEO of Blackman Plumbing Supply Co., Inc. He has held various roles at Blackman since joining in 1992.
Prior to joining Blackman, Robert was the Vice President of Finance at Harmon Kardon/JBL, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of high fidelity audio equipment. Prior to this experience, Robert was a CPA and a manager at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Robert is a graduate of C.W. Post with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Professional School of Accountancy. Robert also holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Phoenix.
Robert sits on the Board of a NYC real estate company and on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Business School of CW Post.
Diane C. Nardone, Chief Legal Officer
Diane C. Nardone is admitted to the Bar in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and the District of Columbia. Ms. Nardone holds a Ph.D. in performance studies from New York University and a J.D. in Jurisprudence from Seton Hall University School of Law where she served on Law Review. She also developed and taught a seminar entitled “Law in Literature” as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law for five years.
Erich Liendo, Chief Information Officer
Erich Liendo joined the Blackman family in July of 2016 as the company’s Chief Information Officer. Erich brings years of experience in leading companies by using emerging technology with a practical hands on approach. As CIO, Erich is responsible for strategically leading Blackman’s Enterprise business systems, programming, eCommerce, information technology and Data Operations groups. Prior to joining Blackman, Erich worked 6 years at Tweezerman International as the Senior IT Director, globally managing the Zwilling Beauty group IT departments in the US, Germany, China and India. Erich has been working in and managing IT for both manufacturing and distribution companies for more than 20 years.
David Lyon, Vice President, Retail
David Lyon has been a leader in the decorative plumbing industry for over thirty years, having previously consulted for some of the largest manufacturers and wholesalers throughout the United States. David permanently joined the Blackman team in 2006 as the Director of Showrooms. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Retail Division, where he oversees all creative and business aspects of Blackman’s showroom division. David also currently sits on the board of the Kitchen & Bath Business Editorial Advisory Board.
Todd MacPherson, Vice President, Regional Sales West
Todd MacPherson joined Blackman in April of 2016. He has over thirty years of experience in the wholesale, plumbing supply industry. Previously, Todd has managed Residential and Counter sales for other wholesalers throughout the state of New Jersey. Todd’s extensive experience makes him an expert in business development, account management, and team building.
Sean Mulderig, Vice President, Regional Sales East
Sean Mulderig has been a key member of the Blackman team since 1990. He began as a Purchasing Agent, and has since held the titles of Product Line Manager, Branch Manager, and most recently Regional Manager – East. In addition to managing the sales and operations of fifteen branches, Sean is active in industry organizations such as LIBI, PCALI, MCA, MPC, and PHCC.
Kathleen Neglia, Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Kathleen is the Vice President of Finance, joining the Blackman team in December of 2014 as the Controller. Kathleen has worked at Arthur Andersen, LLP in accounting. Kathleen went on to be a Controller for an international technology company on Wall Street and then joined WebMD. After their Initial Public Offering, she served as their Director of Finance/Controller/Treasurer. Kathleen then became the Controller for Coral Graphic Services, Inc, and Dynamic Graphic Services, Inc. (U.S. Subsidaries of Bertelsmann, Inc.).
Kathleen graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelors of Science Degree and her Master's in Education from Hofstra University.