Jim Walton Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for OPW Fueling Components to retire at the end of 2012

By OPW | Dec 03, 2012

CINCINNATI, OHIO – OPW Fueling Components, A Dover Company (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader in commercial and retail fueling equipment, announced today that long time OPW veteran Jim Walton, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs will retire at the end of the year. 

Walton is a 30-year veteran of OPW.  For the past 4 years Walton has served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, preceded by fourteen years as Vice President and General Manager, OPW Environmental Systems. Walton began his career with OPW in 1983 as the Director of Sales & Marketing, Dover Corporation (Canada) Ltd./Industrial Division in Toronto.

In his current role, Walton has been responsible for developing and steering the company’s regulatory strategies. He represented OPW in interactions with federal and state regulatory agencies and trade associations.

“On behalf of everyone at OPW, I want to thank Jim and recognize him for the positive impact he has had on OPW’s success over the past thirty years,” stated David Crouse, OPW President. “His 30-year tenure within OPW and his wealth of industry experience, regulatory and product development knowledge clearly makes him one of our industry’s leading authorities.  Under his leadership, our Environmental Systems group experienced solid growth and introduced a broad array of innovative new products”.  

Walton holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo with MBA and Executive Program Course Studies from the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario, respectively. 

Walton’s 41-year business career began with Union Carbide Canada Ltd., Metals & Carbon Div. Over the course of his career, his positions and responsibilities included National Product Manager for Westeel-Rosco Ltd.; Marketing Manager for Enviroglas Inc., (wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell Canada); Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Dover Corporation (Canada) Ltd./Industrial Division; Vice President, OPW Environmental Products & General Manager POMECO Products; President, PISCES by OPW, Inc., Vice President, OPW Environmental Systems, and concluding his career at OPW as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. 

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OPW is the global leader in dispensing products, environmental systems, secondarily contained fuel delivery systems, fuel management systems and clean energy fueling products, including dispensing nozzles for vapor recovery, gasoline, diesel, LPG, Hydrogen and CNG; swivels, breakaways, valves and fittings; underground and above ground storage tank equipment, spill containers, overfill prevention devices, secondary containment sumps and flexible piping; tank gauging equipment and automated fuel management systems.  OPW is part of the Dover Energy Segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).