OPW Combines Above Ground and Below Ground Business Units to Form New Retail Fueling Business Unit - Mike McCann Appointed Vice President & General Manager

by OPW | Jun 11, 2013

CINCINNATI, OH – OPW, the global leader in integrated fluid handling solutions, announced today that effective immediately, it has combined its Above Ground and Below Ground Business Units. The new business unit will be known as OPW Retail Fueling

“As a combined group, we will be uniquely capable of providing the industry’s only fully-integrated underground environmental protection, fuel transfer, containment and hanging hardware solution,” noted OPW President, David Crouse. “Starting with standard-setting spill and overfill prevention and sophisticated piping & containment systems designed with monitoring capabilities to the broadest range of dispensing solutions in the world, this combined group has the scope, scale, capacity and experience to deliver global fueling solutions unlike any other.” 

Mike McCann has been appointed Vice President & General Manager of the combined group and will report directly to OPW President, David Crouse. Prior to this appointment, McCann was the Vice President & General Manager of the Below Ground Products Group, a position he has held since 2007.  He also served as Vice President & General Manager of the Dispensing Systems business unit from 2005-2007. 

“Mike’s tremendous experience in both businesses makes him uniquely qualified to lead this business unit,“ stated Crouse. “Under Mike’s leadership, both business units introduced revolutionary innovations and achieved stellar business results.  Mike’s customer focus, product expertise, and industry experience will serve our customers well in his new role.”

“By combining the two groups, we will be able to deliver greater value to our customers,” noted McCann. “We will capitalize on our collective strengths to further accelerate product innovation and leverage our considerable manufacturing, operations, sales, and support capabilities to better serve our customers, distributors, and contractors.  The scale of the new group will enable us to enhance our customer care and bring even more resources to bear pioneering industry leading solutions.”

McCann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Penn State University, and an MBA from Northern Kentucky University. 

OPW is the 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 has 1200 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 Energy segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).