Brian Russell Joins Derby Building Products as Territory Sales Manager – Midwest/Plains Region to Support Tando and Novik Brands

Quebec City, Quebec -- Derby Building Products  Inc., home of the Tando and Novik brands of exterior cladding, has hired Brian Russell as the new Territory Sales Manager – Midwest/Plains Region covering sales in Nebraska, Kansas, Western Iowa and Western Missouri. He will help expand the Tando and Novik brands within the building products industry. 

Along with supporting the legacy Novik brand, Russell will oversee the unique TandoShake and TandoStone product lines, that feature very little upkeep and are impervious to moisture.  As a new category in exterior cladding, the Tando product lines have unmatched levels of realism, durability and warranties with enhanced color and UV protection technologies. 

“Brian is a valuable addition to the team, as Derby Building Products continues to build out our sales force to invest in the growth of our innovative brands, ,” said Ralph Bruno, President.  “As our Spring Training dealer programs are launched, it’s more important than ever to have high level professionals to support the expected increased demand that our dealers and distributors will have with the Tando and Novik brands.” 

Russell has extensive experience and contacts throughout the industry. In his prior position as National Account Executive of Industrial Distribution at Stanley Black & Decker, he increased end-user demand by implementing strategic sales plans with National Account Distributors.  He also served as the Independent Channel Account Manager and Regional Marketing Manager for their Lowe’s Division. 

To learn more about TandoShake and TandoStone, visit and to learn more about Novik, visit

About Tando

Tando represents the creation of something new and completely different in exterior cladding. An innovative product portfolio backed by the most advanced technologies in the industry. Tando takes exterior cladding to a new level by replicating the natural beauty and texture of wood and stone in a product line that promises virtually no upkeep, provides professional installers with the opportunity to create arresting mixed material finishes, all while addressing and mitigating the issues and concerns around moisture management. Tando products complement all types of siding including fiber cement, vinyl engineered wood, stucco, and brick.

About Novik

Novik® is the premier brand featuring NovikShake, NovikStone and related products that completely reinvent luxury for your home.  These products replicate the natural beauty and texture of wood and stone materials that are in demand for today’s designs. With easy installation, low maintenance and exceptional performance, Novik products are a perfect fit for builders, contractors, facility managers and consumers who take pride in the aesthetic appearance of their home or building. For more information, visit


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