San Juan Capistrano-based Fluidmaster Inc. appointed a new senior vice president of global sales.

Jim Whiteherse joins Fluidmaster, a maker of parts for toilet tanks, as head of the company’s sales division.

The company’s local office handles marketing, engineering and manufacturing among other functions.

It manufactures here and in Mexico and China.

The privately held company has about $150 million in annual sales and employs 350 workers here, according to Business Journal estimates. Its products are sold in more than 80 countries.

Whiteherse previously worked at Novi, Michigan-based Brass Craft Inc., a maker of gas plumbing and water supply products, as senior vice president of sales.

He has also worked at Findlay, Ohio-based Hancor Inc., last serving as the company’s national sales manager.