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News   May 24, 2013   by Auto Service World

OPW Fueling Component and OPW Fluid Transfer Group Combine Leadership Structures

OPW Fueling Components, the global leader in commercial and retail fueling equipment, and sister company OPW Fluid Transfer Group, the global leader in fluid transfer equipment,  has announced that effective immediately they will combine their leadership structures to form the world’s largest group focused on the distribution and transportation of critical fluids and fuels.  Both companies are within the energy segment of Dover Corporation.

As a combined group, OPW will be uniquely capable of providing fully integrated fluid handling solutions from refineries and chemical processing plants through point-to-point transfers, transportation, and delivery to the final point of consumption.

The group will have nearly 1200 employees worldwide with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India.   

David Crouse will be president of the combined group. David served as OPW fluid transfer group president, Tim Warning, will become president of a company within Dover’s engineered systems segment. 

“A combined OPW group enables us to deliver greater value to our customers worldwide,” noted David Crouse.  “We will capitalize on our collective strengths to enhance product innovation and development and to leverage our global manufacturing and service teams to better serve our customers.  The scale of the group will enable us to take on larger growth initiatives.”

“I am very excited about the combination of the OPW leadership teams,” stated Tim Warning, president of OPW FTG.  “I believe in the growth potential of the group and fully support this direction.  It will uniquely position OPW for sustainable, long-term growth.”

Three internal promotions have also been announced as part of this move. Susan Hathaway was named CFO for the entire OPW group. Ann Miller was named vice-president, human resources with global HR responsibility. Steve Van Pee was named vice-president & general manager of the group’s chemical & industrial business unit.