OPW Announces Local Winners of the 2014 Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program

by OPW | May 12, 2014

OPW, a Dover Company, announced today that the children of 4 of its employees have been selected as local winners of the Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program. The Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors and current college students who are the children of Dover employees and who have demonstrated excellence through their academic record, test scores, leadership abilities and through their extracurricular activities and work record. Awardees may receive up to $10,000 in undergraduate scholarship support contingent upon maintaining academic and program eligibility. Now in its third year, this program has made 139 awards totaling nearly $700,000 in scholarship support.
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Annelotte van der Bent
, a 2013 graduate of Stedelijk Gymnasium Haarlem (the Netherlands), is attending Vrije University School of Medical Sciences (VUMC) in Amsterdam. Annelotte is the daughter of Albert and Joan van der Bent, Business Development Manager for OPW-EMEA.

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Adam Mills
, a 2014 graduate of Naperville North High School (Naperville, IL, USA), will be attending Imperial College London to study Biochemistry in the fall. Adam has one sister and is the son of Tony and Stephanie Mills. Tony is Director of Engineering and Product Development for OPW-Electronic Systems.

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Kyle Vander Heiden, a 2014 graduate of Bay Port High School (Green Bay, WI, USA), will be attending the University of Wisconsin Madison to study Engineering in the fall. Kyle is the son of Scott Vander Heiden, Operations Manager for OPW-Electronic Systems.

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Lauren Schwartz, a 2014 graduate of Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, KS, USA), will be attending Indiana University-Bloomington to study Accounting and minor in Spanish in the fall. Lauren is the daughter of Bennett and Debbie Schwartz. Bennett is District Sales Manager for OPW-Retail Fueling.

"We are pleased to recognize Lauren, Annelotte, Adam and Kyle as 4 of the 30 recipients of this award," said David Crouse, OPW President. "Recipients of this prestigious scholarship were selected from students who applied worldwide across all Dover Operating Companies. Being selected for this scholarship is a true honor and we commend our local recipients on their achievement."

About Dover:
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for nearly 60 years, our team of over 25,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at www.dovercorporation.com.

About OPW
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 also manufactures automated vehicle wash systems. OPW has 1650+ 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 Fluids segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).

About The Dover Foundation:
The Dover Foundation was established in 2011. The Foundation is tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Dover Foundation is committed to supporting causes and programs that promote education and enhance the lives of Dover Company employees and their families. One such program is the Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program.

James Anderson
HR Director