Our Team is Committed to Quality and Excellence
The entire American Faucet and Coatings Corporation is focused on its mission of designing and manufacturing the finest faucets and metal finishing and coatings for our clients.
Charles C. ButleR
Charles C. Butler started American Faucet and Coatings Corporation in 1986 for the purpose of producing faucetry that met rigorous standards of quality. He grew the company both in size and capabilities into its current 60,000-square-foot modern manufacturing facility in Vista, California.
Original Dupont Corian fabricator in the United States in 1972
Former Vice President of Dixieline Lumber. Designed and built Dixieline Lumber Classics Collection in 1985.
General contractor and remodeling contractor since 1970
Chairman of the Board of the Copley Family YMCA in San Diego and served on the San Diego YMCA’s Board of Governors
Served on the Board of Directors of the Associated Building Contractors (ABC) as Treasurer for five years
Susan Butler started in 1992 with the founder of the Sigma brand of faucets, Charles C Butler. In collaboration with Charles C. Butler, she has been instrumental in growing American Faucet and Coatings Corporation into a world-class kitchen and bathroom faucet design and manufacturing company whose high-quality products are featured in some of the finest hotels and residences around the world.
Rubinetteria Rossi Fiorenzo
European Business Partner
Designer and Consultant
Renato Rossi is a renowned Italian faucetry designer with his own international firm. He creates designs that are distinguished by their timeless elegance and simplicity. His modern and contemporary European aesthetic has created more than 10 designer series for American Faucet and Coatings Corporation and other leading faucet manufactures in the world.
Rubinetteria Rossi Fiorenzo
Via G. Verdi, 7 - Fraz. Berzonno
28076 Pogno (NO) - Italy
Tel (39) 0322 996840
Fax (39) 0322 97495
Architect and Artist
Growing up in coastal California, Alex Miller recognized the beauty in nature all around him and was inspired to create his own paradise in whatever form he could. Alex designs faucets with organic designs, because he recognized that faucets are a remarkable celebration of nature and of the water cycle – a story that begins in the sea where the ocean surface forms into clouds. With this in mind he began hand sculpting his original designs for the Aurora and Sky faucet collections.
Alex Miller Studio creates original designs through an organic process of experimentation with hand made sculpture. Each design evolves in this way from one artist’s dream into a functional product that has both a unique identity and a signature style. View Alex Miller Studio
SIGMA Design lab
Our in-house Sigma Design Lab is a team of experienced designers who design new and advanced faucetry products. They derive design inspirations from industrial products, natural objects, and living organisms, repurposing design ideas and evolving them into fresh design concepts that become realized into new faucetry products. The Sigma Design Lab also includes our best sales and marketing professionals, who are highly-experienced and have vast expertise in high-end faucetry. They provide valuable market input from our customers.
Regional Professionals Bringing Original Design Ideas From Their Territories
Alpha Sales Company (our factory agent since 1993)
Northeast United States
Michael Varian has broad product knowledge of the decorative plumbing and hardware industry and exceptional customer service skills. Michael entered the decorative plumbing and hardware industry in the early 1990’s. He has been involved in showroom sales, design, and management in New York and New Hampshire. Michael has been representing luxury manufacturers throughout the northeast of the United States, and has helped them refine their products and merchandising. He has an enthusiasm for decorative plumbing and hardware, and a commitment to personal and professional excellence.
Alpha Sales Company
Form Sales Company (our factory agent since 2012)
Robert Perkins has been working in the decorative plumbing and hardware industry since 2003. He has worked in showroom sales, luxury property project sales, outside sales as a manufacturers representative, and product design and marketing for product launches. Robert has extensive knowledge of faucetry products and providing solutions to his clients. He is also mechanically inclined, which contributes to his ability to effectively and efficiently provide solutions for the form and function of faucetry products, as well as solve technical problems in the field. Robert's combination of faucetry product knowledge, sales experience, and technical know-how makes him a valuable asset to his clients.
Form Sales LLC
Charles A. Davis
Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Montana
Charles A. Davis & Associates, LLC (our factory agent since 1998)
Charles Davis is the president of Charles A. Davis & Associates, LLC, which has focused on representing the leading architectural design manufacturers for nearly sixty years. Charles graduated from Fort Lewis College Magna Cum Laude and during his freshman year was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honorary society. He has since served on the Board of Directors for two major manufacturing companies and have served on numerous advisory councils, helping to develop long range, successful, business plans. He has been involved with the National Decorative Representative Network for nearly thirty years and previously served as its President.
Charles A. Davis
Charles A. Davis & Associates, LLC
Engineering Faucet Maker
Consulting Engineer and Factory-to-Factory Agent since 1986
Don Arnold has spent more than 50 years dealing with plumbing products — roles that have included engineering, marketing and training. Over that span of years, he has been responsible for the development of many successful industry products (many based on his numerous patents), managed marketing for leading manufacturer s and served as the technical editor of Supply House Times. His long-running series on product education in that magazine, “The College of Product Knowledge,” was subsequently published in book form and has served as the standard industry training resource for many years. Don has been awarded more than 30 patents, is a speaker at many industry conferences internationally, and is a member of press party covering the ISH show in Frankfurt, Germany for many years.
Engineering Faucet Maker
Mario Semchuck has a passion for creativity which he expresses by designing new faucetry products. He combines form and function — aesthetics and engineering — in his faucet designs. His engineering approach is based on the foundation of a solid mechanical design that not only works properly, but works consistently well with long-term durability. The components that make a product must be producible using standard manufacturing processes, with tolerances that can be controlled and verified. The product must be easy to assemble, in either low or high volume production runs. In addition to reliable mechanical function, the factors of aesthetics, cost, ease of installation and easy serviceability are the other essentials that must be considered from the inception of any product design project.
In the mid-1980’s, Mario worked for Price Pfister as the research and development manager recommending, developing, and implementing new products.
In 1996, Mario co-founded Wave Corporation and served as the Vice President of Engineering and designed and engineered the core line of products — lead free faucets for use with filtration and reverse osmosis systems.
In the early 2000's, Mario formed Random Design LLC and worked as an engineering consultant for the following companies: Sloan Valve Company, Kohler, Kallista, Delta Faucet, Technical Concepts, Prier Products, Inter/Source Services, Watts/Premier Water Systems, American Faucet, Harden Industries, Precision Brass, and Anaheim Manufacturing.
Mario has 17 United States design and utility patents and several foreign applications.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) in 2016 from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ
Focused his degree path in manufacturing and design solutions
Hands on experience with machining and fabrication
Eager to use problem solving skills to improve production and manufacturing
Grew up locally in northern San Diego County
Senior Materials Manager
Member of the Executive Management Committee
Debbie Hambly was part of the original founders of the Sigma Designer Faucetry in 1986. She is integral to all factory functions and operations. She is highly experienced with all manufacturing and processing activities of our business. Debbie has over 36 years of dedication and accomplishments at American Faucet and Coatings Corporation. Her knowledge and expertise makes her a trusted partner in all activities.
Mr. Bulicki has over 25 years of experience in purchasing for the private and public industries. He has been the purchasing manager for The Home Depot, U.S. Navy, Numerous School districts, and Uline, Inc. Mr. Bulicki is recognized for acquiring goods and services utilizing unique purchasing strategies specific to the industry and company. Sourcing of goods and services to lower the costs and gain efficiencies and quality measures is a focus in all aspects of purchasing at American Faucet and Coatings Corporation.