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Promotes Walsh to President
FRANKLIN FUELING SYSTEMS promoted Jay Walsh to president, the company
Walsh is responsible for leading
the company and its employees
based in 20 countries.
During his 22 years with the
company, Walsh held positions in
technical service, sales and product
Most recently he worked as
executive vice president.
“My focus will remain on
our commitment to providing
products and services that protect human health and the
environment while delivering the lowest total cost of ownership
to our customers,” Walsh said in a statement. “As the leader
in underground petroleum equip-
ment, Franklin Fueling Systems will
continue to build upon our mission to
provide total system solutions to our
Franklin Fueling Systems also
announced that John Adrian accepted
a promotion to senior vice president
of sales, Americas/EMEA. In addition
to overseeing sales for the Americas,
Adrian will use his experience and
managerial expertise to assume sales
responsibility for the European, Mid-
dle East and African markets.
Tony Hsu also accepted a promo-
JONES & FRANK NAMES UPPENA SOUTHEAST GM
tion to vice president of sales, Asia. Hsu’s experience and sales
success in Asia Paci;c markets will be broadened to provide
managerial support to the Chinese market.
Jones & Frank recently hired Rob
Uppena as regional general manager
for the Southeast region, the company
announced. He will be responsible for the business operations of
the Georgia, South Carolina and Florida of;ces.
Uppena started his career as a U.S. Army of;cer after receiving an undergraduate degree in business administration from
the University of Miami.
After eight years in the military, Uppena took a role as a Six
Sigma Black Belt with General Electric Co. He progressed to
sales and general management roles in the GE Supply and
Later, Uppena worked as general manager for the RTP
division of Shepherd Electric.
In 2011, he moved to CNH Industrial as general manager
for the North American Distribution Center, where he was
responsible for distributing more than $600 million in OEM
parts globally with a team of more than 300 people.