OPW Combines Three Business Units Into One to Better Serve Customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

By OPW | Apr 02, 2015

HAMILTON, OH – April 2, 2015 – OPW, a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader in fluid handling solutions, announced today that as part of its growth strategy and One OPW initiative, it has consolidated its OPW KPS, OPW Fibrelite and OPW Fluid Transfer Group Europe management teams to create a single business unit, named OPW EMEA. The combined company will offer one of the broadest product portfolios focused on the safe and efficient handling of fuels and critical fluids in EMEA.

Phil CarlinPhil Carlin has been appointed Managing Director of the new business unit and will report directly to OPW president David Crouse. Harry Gilde, Managing Director of OPW Fluid Transfer Group Europe and Ian Thompson, Managing Director of Fibrelite will report directly to Phil Carlin.

Carlin will be based out OPW EMEA headquarters in Kungsör, Sweden.

Carlin joined OPW in 2000 and has held multiple positions with the company, including several senior executive positions. As General Manager of the OPW Electronic Systems business unit, Carlin was integral in several global expansion initiatives including opening an OPW sales office in Russia, expanding OPW’s engineering resources in Poland and India, and leading operations in Brazil.

“Phil’s international experience and leadership skills make him uniquely qualified to lead the consolidated OPW EMEA business unit,” Crouse said. “He brings a strong working knowledge of OPW’s industry-leading product portfolio and the global marketplace.”

“A combined OPW group enables us to deliver greater value to our customers worldwide,” noted Carlin.  “We will capitalize on our collective strengths to enhance product innovation and to better serve our customers.”

For more information about OPW, please visit www.opwglobal.com.

About OPW:

OPW is a 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 also manufactures automated vehicle wash systems. OPW has 1,650+ 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 Fluids segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).For more information on OPW, please visit www.opwglobal.com.