OPW Fueling Components EMEA and KPS To Consolidate Into A Single Business Unit To Better Serve Customers In Europe, The Middle East, and Africa

By OPW | Feb 04, 2014

CINCINNATI, OHIO – OPW, a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader in fluid handling solutions, announced today that it will consolidate OPW Fueling Components EMEA and KPS into a single Business Unit to better serve customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The newly combined company will be called OPW EMEA and will represent all Retail Fueling, Tank Gauges, KPS, and Fibrelite product lines.  The new OPW EMEA will be headquartered in Kungsör, Sweden at the KPS facility.  

“The newly combined company will have significantly enhanced sales coverage, technical support, and manufacturing capabilities to offer higher levels of service to our customers in these regions,” stated David Crouse, President of OPW.

Lars Selling has been named Managing Director of the new OPW EMEA. Until the OPW acquisition of KPS in October 2013, Lars Selling was the CEO of KPS.  

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lars Selling to the position of Managing Director of the consolidated OPW EMEA business. Lars has a solid track record of driving business growth and creating value for customers through the development of great products and delivering outstanding customer support,” stated David Crouse. 

Two internal promotions have also been announced as part of this move. Thomas Hasche has been promoted to the position of Finance Director for the newly combined OPW EMEA.  Prior to this, Thomas was CFO/COO of KPS.  Fred Hess has been promoted to be Director of Sales for the new OPW EMEA consolidated sales team.  Prior to this Fred was Director of Sales for OPW Fueling Components EMEA. 

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OPW is the global leader in fully integrated fluid handling, management, monitoring and control solutions for the safe and efficient handling of critical petroleum-derived fluids from the refinery to the commercial and retail points of consumption, including loading systems, rail and transport tank truck equipment, tank gauging equipment and automated fuel management systems, valves and fittings, underground and above ground storage tank equipment, spill containers, overfill prevention devices, secondary containment sumps and flexible piping, fuel dispensing products, including swivels, breakaways, industrial and automatic dispensing nozzles for vapor recovery, gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels, and clean energy fueling nozzles and accessories for LPG, Hydrogen and CNG. OPW has 1500 employees with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India and sales offices around the world. OPW is an operating company within the Energy segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).