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OPW Fueling Components EMEA and KPS to consolidate

OPW, a Dover Company and a global leader in fluid handling solutions, announced 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,” says 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, Selling was the chief executive officer of KPS. 

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lars Selling to the position of Managing Director of the consolidated OPW EMEA business,” Crouse says. “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.”

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, Hasche was CFO/COO of KPS. Fred Hess has been promoted to be director of sales for the new OPW EMEA consolidated sales team.  Previously, he was director of sales for OPW Fueling Components EMEA.

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