Tommy Braxton has joined McWane as the new vice president of sales for the valve & hydrant group. Braxton will replace Mike Vore who’s retiring in April 2021.

“Tommy’s extensive experience in smart meters will be a significant help with our iHydrant strategies and the emerging trends in smart cities to monitor water,” said Kevin Bense, president of McWane’s water works group.

Braxton comes to McWane from Kamstrup, a leading manufacturer of system solutions for smart energy and water metering, where he was vice president of North America, country manager. He previously served as director of sales for Badger Meter.

“My first job at Badger was distributor manager and that’s where I learned how critically important distributors are to a company’s success,” Braxton said. “I’m looking forward to growing our business with our channel partners.”

In his new role Braxton will lead sales for Clow Valve, Kennedy Valve, M&H Valve, and Waterman.