DIXON PUMPS TAPS MASTERSON GM
Dixon Pumps, a Shaw
Masterson will be responsible for driving growth, expand-
ing the company’s presence globally, assuring effective product
development, advising on acquisitions and providing general
management for the company.
Masterson brings more than 20 years of experience
developing and implementing strategic and organic growth
initiatives by leading business development efforts, business
process improvements and operational improvements in
multisite domestic and international businesses. More than 13
years of his experience was with IDEX, a $2 billion corporation with more than 60 business units engaged in the development, design and manufacture of ;uidics systems and specialty
engineered products. Masterson’s positions included general
manager, corporate director of operational excellence and vice
president of global operations.
As part of the company’s strategy to integrate Dixon Pumps
into the Shaw Development family, Dixon Pumps moved
its production operations in May from Billings, Montana, to
Bonita Springs, Florida. The move leverages the signi;cant
engineering, manufacturing and testing resources that are
available at the Bonita Springs facility.
“After the acquisition of Dixon Pumps in September 2016,
we established aggressive goals for providing Dixon Pumps
customers with innovative products and superior customer
service,” said Kevin Hawkesworth, president and CEO of
Shaw Development. “This move will allow us to leverage
established state-of-the-art engineering expertise, brand new
test stands with high-;ow capabilities and lean manufactur-
ing processes to ensure quality products are delivered to our
Dixon Pumps proactively established its customer support
and back-of;ce production team in Bonita Springs. Product
development and related support activities will continue in the
Billings location and Florida. Inventory positions, assembly
pre-builds and additional measures ensure there will be no
change to delivery commitments to customers.
The company intends to use the new location to increase
opportunities for on-site product demonstrations, technology
expos and customer visits.
GILBARCO VEEDER;ROOT ACQUIRES ORPAK
Root;signed a de;nitive
agreement to acquire
The acquisition signals Gilbarco’s commitment to expanding
its presence in high-growth markets and to leveraging Orpak’s
technologies relative to automating station and ;eet manage-
Orpak will become part of Gilbarco’s organization, in a new
division that will maintain the Orpak name. The division will
continue to operate from its existing facility in Israel and subsidiaries around the world.
UST ACQUIRES SCHWOB
Uni;ed Services of Texas Inc. (UST)
recently acquired Kansas City, Missouri-based Schwob Energy Services Fuel Division.
UST retained all assets of Schwob’s fuel division and took
control of all Schwob fuel operations on Jan. 1. Schwob Energy
Services Fuel Division is doing business as a newly formed
division of UST.
James Robinett, who managed Schwob’s Fuel Division
for four years, is manager of the new division. Before joining
Schwob, Robinett was part owner of a fuel contracting business
in Kansas City.
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