General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring, has named Dave Dunbar national sales manager effective Oct. 2. Dunbar, a 21-year veteran of General Pipe, succeeds Andy Zelazny, who retired at the end of September after 40 years of service to the company.

Dunbar joined General Pipe as a customer service representative in 1996, already an experienced outside salesman. After serving as customer service manager for several years, Dunbar became assistant national sales manager in 2015. He maintains a strong personal commitment to continuing Zelazny’s legacy of developing innovative training initiatives for General Pipe’s sales representatives. These include leveraging videos and social media for rapid communications and efficiency.

“During Andy’s tenure as our national sales manager, he has played a major role in fueling General’s growth by developing a strong, knowledgeable sales rep force,” global sales manager David Silverman said. “We’re excited about and quite confident in Dave’s abilities to keep our company on the same trajectory.”

General Pipe Cleaners is in business since 1930 and is a third generation family-owned company celebrating 87 years of service to drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, as well as facilities managers, the rental industry and the hardware/DIY market.