Most recently, Robinson was president at X-Ray Optical
Systems (XOS, a Danaher company). During his tenure as
president, he led the business to improvements in key areas,
including a 40 percent improvement in quality. The company also was able to continue its successful ;nancial and
product development growth.
“We are pleased to welcome Andrew back to the team and
know that his previous experience will not only allow him to
transition seamlessly into his new role, but to quickly make an
impact on the organization,” said Martin Ga;nowitz, senior
vice president and group executive at Gilbarco Veeder-Root.
“It is exciting to be able to ;ll such as important and strategic
role from within Danaher.”
Robinson has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
from Stanford University and a master’s in mechanical engi-
neering from Purdue University.
After receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School,
Robinson began his career at Danaher as a summer intern
before moving into a product manager position with Gilbarco
in Greensboro, North Carolina.
PEI: FOSTER, STROPKY, TAYLOR
WIN KEMP SCHOLARSHIPS
The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced
the recipients of the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp
Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The awards
recognize deserving students who are dependents of PEI
member company employees.
The scholarships are named in honor and memory of
Charles D. Kemp, longtime president of the White Tucker
Co. and president of PEI in 1972. Kemp was fully committed to the fuel and ;uid handling equipment industry, a
man of exemplary character, and devoted to the betterment
of his community.
The scholarships seek to encourage and support students
who re;ect Kemp’s values and character.
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Scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 academic year
are: Kyle Robert Foster, son of Jason Foster, R. W. Mercer
Co., Jackson, Michigan; Matney Stropky, daughter of Joseph
Stropky, Nwestco LLC, Kalispell, Montana; and Emily Taylor
Wichmann, daughter of Kevin John Wichmann, McKinney
Petroleum Equipment, Mobile, Alabama.
Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, character, need and the applicant’s intent to contribute to
the future of the fuel and ;uid handling equipment industry.
The program is administered by the Board of Governors
of the PEI Foundation and a Scholarship Selection
Committee named by the Board of Governors. Awards are
granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability or national origin. For more information, visit
PEI WOMEN LEAVE NE W ORLEANS ENERGIZED
More than 90 members attended the 2016 PEI Women
Spring Conference May 11-13 in New Orleans, making the
third annual event the largest to date.
The unof;cial festivities
began Wednesday, May 11
with an icebreaker and walk-
ing tour through the French
Quarter. That led into the
of;cial welcome reception and dinner at the Bourbon Orleans
Hotel, said to be haunted.
Friday, PEI Women heard from four speakers: Dr. Natalie
Stavas, a hero from the Boston Marathon bombing; John
Eichberger, executive director of The Fuels Institute; Stacey
Hanke, a communications expert; and Bob Renkes, executive vice
president of PEI. The night wrapped with dinner at Broussard’s.
Friday, Dallas TV personality Vicki Hitzges presented on
attitude and how to accomplish cooperation.
The 2017 PEI Women Spring Conference will be in