has added Jason Thatcher to the DEF management team as DEF
logistics and customer support manager.
Thatcher has more than 10 years of experience working within
Brenntag’s various operations departments. His most recent role
was as a district operations manager for Brenntag Paci;c.
Brenntag operates more than 140 locations and 30 DEF rail
terminals throughout North America, supplying its customers
with jugs, drums, totes, mini-bulk and full truckloads of DEF.
GREAT PLAINS ANNOUNCES NEW ORGANIZATION
AROUND MARKET SECTORS
Following its recent acquisition of Australia-based Trimec
Industries, Great Plains Industries, Inc., has announced consolidation of its customer segments into new market sectors that will
help the company better align its product and brand portfolios.
The Wichita, Kansas-based company also announced a realignment of its family of industrial, commercial and retail brands to
optimize the company’s product mix and new brand assets.
Historically, Great Plains has served end-users in many customer segments, including fuel, agriculture, chemicals, manufacturing and retail. These market segments have now been reorganized into three business sector categories: industrial, commercial
and retail. A marketing manager will oversee the product portfolio
for each sector, along with product enhancements appropriate for
Great Plains Industries is a manufacturer of fuel and chemical
transfer pumps and is also a global manufacturer of inline turbine
meters for measuring the ;ow of water and water-based chemicals. Since acquiring Trimec Industries in July, the company has
optimized its expanded product and customer mix, an effort that
led to this reorganization.
“Organizing our business segments by market type will help the
company better serve these markets by manufacturing products
most appropriate for their unique sector needs,” said Vic Lukic,
president and CEO of Great Plains Industries.
The company has begun to execute new product plans for its
sectors, as well as realign its family of brands.
“After the Trimec acquisition, we needed to make choices that
would maximize equity in our brands and also make the most