PE TROLEUM CONTAINMENT TAPS CALIBER AS REP
Professional Sales Services to represent the company in
Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.
SENECA AUTO & COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT
HIRES ACCOUNT MANAGER
Cos., known in
design, construction and service, recently appointed Kyle
Sedore as account manager for its Automotive & Commercial
Equipment division, the company announced.
Sedore comes to Seneca with more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry.
Most recently he was employed as a service adviser at
Hummel’s Nissan in Des Moines.
“Seneca has a lot of growth potential in the automotive
and commercial equipment industries, and I am excited to
contribute to that growth,” Sedore said. “I plan to use my
prior experiences to expand this customer base while continu-
ing to offer excellent service to current clients.”
As an account manager at Seneca, Sedore will help carry
out the company’s strategy to focus on Iowa’s heavy-duty lift
market, as well as eastern Iowa’s light-lift, automotive and
commercial equipment markets. Sedore will work out of
Seneca’s Des Moines, Iowa, branch.
“I believe Kyle’s experience with the dealership and
1988 PEI PRESIDENT KUBAT DIES AT 95
service side of the business will be a huge asset both to him
and our team,” said Chris Haggard, vice president of sales
at Seneca Cos. “I’m excited to have him as a resource as we
grow this division.”
Sedore may be reached at 515-480-3747 and ksedore@
Orville Kubat, founder of Kubat Equipment & Service in
Denver and 1988 PEI president, died Feb. 1. He was 95.
Kubat started the company (then known as Guaranteed
Pump Service) in 1949 and rebuilt in 1965 after a ;ood
destroyed the business’ building and inventory. Kubat retired
from the industry in 1994, after selling the company to Gene
and Craig Hoyer.
Survivors include his wife, Pat, and two children, Gail
Browning and Lynette Kubat.
CHET PURDY DIES AT 89
Chester “Chet” M. Purdy died Jan. 27, 2018, at his home
in Vero Beach, Florida, with his daughters Diane and Linda
at his side. He was 89.
Purdy worked in the petroleum equipment industry from
manufacturing to distribution, although he is remembered
as a salesman. In 1985 after his ;rst retirement, Purdy joined
JL Hansen and Associates and began another decade in the
industry, representing Petro Vend Inc., Moorman Bros. and
other lines throughout the Southeast. He retired from work
in 1998 after forming Purdy Enterprises and working with his
sons Paul and Mike as manufacturer representatives.
PUMP AND METER SERVICE INC.
ANNOUNCES STAFF CHANGES
Pump and Meter Service Inc.
recently announced several staff
Kurt Radermacher is now president of the company.
Joe Radermacher, previously president and CEO,
Don Kruschke retired after 31 years as service manager.
The company hired Travis Rittenbach as sales manager and
promoted Bob Harrington to service manager, Kevin Mann
to assistant service manager and Ryan Smith to assistant