OPW Fueling Components and OPW Fluid Transfer Group Combining Leadership Structures to Form Singular Global Company

To provide customers with a single source for fluid and fuel products, OPW Fueling Components and OPW Fluid Transfer Group have combined their leadership structures.

Susan Hathaway was named CFO for the entire OPW group.
Susan Hathaway was named CFO for the entire OPW group.

OPW Fueling Components, the global leader in commercial and retail fueling equipment, and sister company OPW Fluid Transfer Group, the global leader in fluid transfer equipment, announces that effective immediately they will combine their leadership structures to form the world’s largest group focused on the distribution and transportation of critical fluids and fuels. Both companies are within the Energy segment of Dover Corporation.

As a combined group, OPW will be uniquely capable of providing fully integrated fluid handling solutions from refineries and chemical processing plants through point-to-point transfers, transportation and delivery to the final point of consumption.

The group will have nearly 1,200 employees worldwide with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India.    

David Crouse will be President of the combined group. Crouse served as OPW Fluid Transfer Group President from 2007 to 2008 and as OPW Fueling Components President from 2008 until present. OPW Fluid Transfer Group President, Tim Warning, will become President of a company within Dover’s Engineered Systems segment. 

“I am pleased to appoint David Crouse as the President of the combined OPW group. David has been with Dover for 14 years. Since becoming President of OPW in 2008, David has developed and executed comprehensive global growth strategies achieving record results. David’s achievements, global experience, petroleum equipment industry knowledge, and his familiarity with both OPW FC and OPW FTG uniquely qualify him to be the President of the combined OPW group,” states Soma Somasundaram, Executive Vice-President, Dover Energy.

“A combined OPW group enables us to deliver greater value to our customers worldwide,” notes Crouse. “We will capitalize on our collective strengths to enhance product innovation and development and to leverage our global manufacturing and service teams to better serve our customers. The scale of the group will enable us to take on larger growth initiatives.”

“I am very excited about the combination of the OPW leadership teams,” states Warning.  “I believe in the growth potential of the group and fully support this direction. It will uniquely position OPW for sustainable, long-term growth.”

Three internal promotions have also been announced as part of this move. Susan Hathaway was named CFO for the entire OPW group. Ann Miller was named Vice-President, Human Resources with global HR responsibility. Steve Van Pee was named Vice-President & General Manager of the group’s Chemical & Industrial business unit. 

Hathaway will oversee the global financial operations for all of OPW. She will continue to report directly to Crouse.

Hathaway joined Dover in 2001, beginning with OPW Engineered Systems. In 2005, she was promoted to the position of CFO for OPW Fluid Transfer Group, the parent company for OPW Engineered Systems. She joined OPW Fueling Components as CFO in April 2009.

“Susan’s experience, leadership style, and process-orientation are ideal for steering the integration of these two great groups,” states Crouse. “Susan thoroughly understands each of the organizations, having served as CFO for each, so she will be highly instrumental in helping to drive the combined group’s efforts and to achieving our business objectives.”

Hathaway holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Toledo and is a CPA.  She is currently pursuing her Executive MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

As Vice-President, Human Resources of the combined group, Millwer will have global HR responsibility and will continue to report directly to Crouse.

“Ann brings a high level of global experience and leadership to this position,” states Crouse. “She will work to enhance our resources around the world so that we can leverage the best ideas, talents and people in our quest to exceed the needs and expectations of our fluid handling customers worldwide.”

Prior to joining OPW, Miller was the Human Resource Leader for Global Supply Chain within General Electric’s Measurement & Control Solutions, part of the GE Energy segment.

Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Myers University in Cleveland, OH and an MBA from Tiffin University in Tiffin, OH. 

Named Vice-President & General Manager of the group’s Global Chemical & Industrial business unit, Van Pee will report directly to Crouse. 

Prior to this appointment, Van Pee served as CFO for OPW Fluid Transfer Group, a position he has held since 2009. During this period of time, he was responsible for overseeing the financial consolidation of OPW FTG’s domestic and international operations.

He joined Dover in 2000 as Senior Financial Analyst for Waukesha Bearings and in 2005, assumed the position of Financial Analyst for Dover Diversified Inc. He returned to Waukesha Bearings in 2007 as CFO before joining OPW Fluid Transfer Group in 2009.

“Steve brings 16 solid years of proven leadership, management experience and financial expertise to this position, not to mention an in depth knowledge of the industries and customers we serve,” says Crouse. “Steve is the perfect person to provide the kind of leadership required to help OPW exceed the needs of our customers and achieve our strategic growth initiatives.”

Van Pee has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI and an MBA from The University of Tennessee.