Who’s important to your business?

Southern PHC provides updates about people in your industry.

Uponor VP Appointments

December 14, 2022
Erica Amévo
Erica Amévo, Vice President of Human Resources, Uponor North America
Matt Bahr
Matt Bahr, Vice President of Sales, Uponor North America

Uponor North America (Uponor) has named Erica Amévo as vice president of Human Resources and Matt Bahr as vice president of Sales. Amévo will be based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, and Bahr will be based in Washington, D.C. Both positions will report to Andres Caballero, president, Uponor North America, and will also be members of the company’s Senior Management Committee (SMC).

Amévo has served as the interim vice president of Human Resources for the past eight months and has more than 17 years in the field. She has held various positions at Uponor since she joined the company more than 10 years ago. According to Uponor, in her permanent role as vice president, Amévo will provide strategic leadership to ensure Uponor continues to recruit and retain the very best to advance the company’s People-First initiatives. Her role includes developing strategies to address talent acquisition and retention, employee training, engagement, compensation, and benefits, as well as HR policies and practices, and community relations. She will also collaborate closely with global HR teams to implement shared initiatives and alignment with North American needs. In addition to continuing to serve on the SMC, she will also be a part of the Global HR Leadership Team.

Bahr brings 11 years of experience in sales and sales operations to his new role as vice president of Sales. For seven years, he has served Uponor in several roles with escalating responsibility. Before joining Uponor, Bahr held sales management positions at Victaulic and Hayward Flow Control. In this new role, Bahr will oversee field sales in North America, rep agency relationships, Inside Sales, Customer Service, Sales Operations, and Training, while also partnering closely with Marketing to align on programming and channel strategies to enable strong customer experiences. He will also oversee the Canada business to ensure growth, profitability, and alignment to the North American business strategy.

“I am excited to promote Erica and Matt into these key leadership roles to advance our People-First culture and to accelerate our profitable growth trajectory,” says Andres Caballero, president, Uponor North America. “They are both extremely talented individuals with an exemplary history at Uponor that has elevated our HR and Sales organizations as well as the company as a whole. I’m confident their respective strengths, coupled with their determination and passion, will continue to provide excellence in leadership and advancement for Uponor.”