CINCINNATI, OHIO – March 3, 2009 – OPW Fueling Components, A Dover Company (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader in commercial and retail fueling equipment, announced today that it has appointed Jim Walton to the newly formed position of Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Jim is a 25-year veteran of OPW and for the past eight years has served as Vice President, OPW Environmental Systems for the company. This position has been created as part of the company's new strategic growth initiative recently introduced by OPW President, David Crouse.
Mr. Walton will report directly to David Crouse. In this new role, Jim will be responsible for developing and steering the company's regulatory strategies. He will represent OPW in interactions and negotiations with federal and state regulatory agencies and trade associations. He will serve as the company's regulatory process expert on core OPW product development and manufacturing teams to help identify growth opportunities as well as environmental and regulatory solutions. His responsibilities will also include preparation of regulatory submissions, applications and certifications. He will also serve as the team expert for designing test / experimental plans, field trials, data analysis, promotional and collateral materials review, and product labeling as they relate to meeting requirements of regulators.
"Jim brings an incredible wealth of industry experience and regulatory and product development knowledge to this position," stated David Crouse, OPW President. "His 25-year tenure within OPW and his regulatory expertise makes him a leading authority in this arena across the industry, and the perfect choice for this new position. Under his leadership and guidance, our Environmental Systems group continuously introduced innovative new environmental protection solutions to the industry, more so than anyone other company in the business."
Jim holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo with MBA and Executive Program Course Studies from the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario, respectively.
Mr. Walton's 35-year business career began with Union Carbide Canada Ltd., Metals & Carbon Div. Over the course of his career, his positions and responsibilities included National Product Manager for Westeel-Rosco Ltd.; Marketing Manager for Enviroglas Inc., (wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell Canada); Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Dover Corporation (Canada) Ltd./Industrial Division; Vice President, OPW Environmental Products & General Manager POMECO Products; President, PISCES by OPW, Inc.; and until this new appointment, Vice President, OPW Environmental Systems.
For additional information please contact Kelly Klodell at 1-513-870-3134.
OPW Fueling Components is the global leader in dispensing products, environmental systems, secondarily contained fuel delivery systems, fuel management systems and clean energy fueling products, including dispensing nozzles for vapor recovery, gasoline, diesel, LPG, Hydrogen and CNG; swivels, breakaways, valves and fittings; underground and above ground storage tank equipment, spill containers, overfill prevention devices, secondary containment sumps and flexible piping; tank gauging equipment and automated fuel management systems. OPW is part of the Fluid Management Segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).