Stuttgart convention center before, and from all the post-event
comments we received, this pre-event planning opportunity was
extremely helpful for everyone.
“This day also gave us an opportunity to inform exhibitors
of our international marketing programs and our commitment to bringing a global audience to Stuttgart in June.”
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OPW FUELING COMPONENTS EMEA AND KPS
OPW has announced that it will consolidate OPW Fueling
Components EMEA and KPS into a single business unit to
better serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The newly combined company will be called OPW EMEA
and will represent all retail fueling, tank gauges, KPS and
Fibrelite product lines.
The new OPW EMEA will be headquartered in Kungsör,
Sweden, at the KPS facility.
“The newly combined company will have signi;cantly
enhanced sales coverage, technical support and manufacturing
capabilities to offer higher levels of service to our customers in
these regions,” stated David Crouse, president of OPW.
Lars Selling has been named managing director of the new
OPW EMEA. Until the OPW acquisition of KPS in October
2013, Selling was the CEO of KPS.
Two internal promotions have also been announced as
part of this move. Thomas Hasche has been promoted to the
position of ;nance director for OPW EMEA. Hasche was
previously CFO/COO of KPS. Fred Hess has been promoted
to director of sales for the OPW EMEA consolidated sales
team. He was previously director of sales for OPW Fueling
FRANKLIN ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES TRUMBULL
The Board of Directors of Franklin Electric has announced
that R. Scott Trumbull will retire as CEO effective May 2,
2014, and that Gregg C. Sengstack has been appointed to
succeed him in that role. Trumbull will remain chairman of
Trumbull joined the Franklin Electric board in 1998 and
was named chairman and CEO in 2002. During his tenure,
Franklin Electric transformed from being a submersible motor
supplier for pump manufacturers to a pumping systems supplier for distributors. Under Trumbull’s leadership, the company’s market capitalization has increased from around $520
million to about $1.9 billion.
Sengstack ;rst joined Franklin Electric in 1988 and has
been president and chief operating of;cer since 2011. He had
been president of Franklin Fueling Systems and International
Water Group, and has held numerous positions in the
company’s ;nance organization. Sengstack is a member of
the board of directors of Woodward Inc., a diversi;ed manufacturer and service provider in the global aerospace and
energy control markets.