Michael Savignac Joins OPW as Vice President and General Manager of OPW Electronic Systems

By OPW | Apr 02, 2015

As Former President of PDQ Manufacturing, Savignac Brings Significant Insight to New Role

OPW, a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader in fluid-handling solutions, is pleased to announce that Michael Savignac has joined OPW as Vice President and General Manager for the OPW Electronic Systems business unit.

 Michael Savignac Savignac succeeds Phil Carlin who was promoted to Managing Director of OPW EMEA. In his new role, Savignac will provide leadership and overall management of the Electronic Systems business unit, which OPW formed in April 2014. Savignac will be based at the OPW facility in Hodgkins, IL, and will report to OPW President David Crouse.

“Mike's prior success at PDQ makes him the ideal candidate to lead OPW's Electronic Systems business unit,” said OPW President David Crouse. “With his prior experience and leadership in this marketplace, the division will continue to realize growth while emphasizing product innovation and customer value.”

Most recently, Savignac served as President for Florida-based Datamax-O'Neil where he led the business in developing and providing thermal printing solutions to a global marketplace. Prior to his role at Datamax-O'Neil, he worked at PDQ Manufacturing for 13 years, where he held the positions of Executive Vice President and President. Under his leadership, PDQ realized significant growth, exceeding financial goals while focusing on product innovation. In addition, prior to joining PDQ, Savignac held senior executive roles in sales, manufacturing and marketing in several divisions of Illinois Tool Works.

"I look forward to working with the teams at OPW and PDQ to continue to leverage the industry-leading technologies that are the cornerstone of both companies," Savignac said.

Savignac holds a Masters of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

For more information about OPW or PDQ Vehicle Wash Systems, 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.