OPW Fluid Transfer Group Names Chris Gooding Director of Global Cargo Tank Sales & Marketing

By OPW | Oct 26, 2011

Mason, OH – In its ongoing effort to align its resources to further enhance the organization's ability to provide its global customer bases with industry-leading solutions, OPW Fluid Transfer Group has announced the appointment of Chris Gooding to the Civacon/Knappco family as Director of Global Cargo Tank Sales & Marketing. In this position, Gooding will be responsible for the global pricing and marketing strategies, global customer-relationship development and all North American sales activities for the complete lines of Civacon and Knappco dry-bulk product lines. He will oversee a staff that includes the entire team of North American regional sales managers for the Civacon and Knappco catalogs.

Gooding was employed by Civacon for 14 years in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility before spending the past three years with Zotefoams, Inc., Walton, KY—the world's leading manufacturer of cross-linked block foam—where he was Vice President of Sales & Marketing with responsibility for North American sales and customer service.

"We are excited that Chris has decided to rejoin us and look forward to his contributions to the OPW FTG Global Cargo Tank Business Unit," said Tom Zant, Vice President of OPW FTG's Global Transportation Business Unit, to whom Gooding will report. "Bringing Chris back will help us strengthen our ability to compete in the global marketplace and enable faster implementation of the quality, continuous-improvement programs and global manufacturing initiatives that are critical to our continued success."

For more information regarding the OPW Fluid Transfer Group and its member companies, please visit www.opwftg.com.

OPW Fluid Transfer Group, organized in 1998, is part of Dover Corporation and is comprised of market-leading operating companies — each dedicated to designing, manufacturing and distributing world-class solutions that assist in the safe and efficient handling of hazardous bulk products. The Group is comprised of two business units: OPWFTG Global Transportation Business Unit and OPWFTG Global Chemical & Industrial Business Unit. The company's market-leading brands include: OPW Engineered Systems, Midland Manufacturing, Civacon and Knappco. The company has manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, Brazil and India and sales offices in Singapore and Shanghai. For more information, please visit www.opw-ftg.com.