Company’s national sales manager brought sales and manufacturing expertise
Godwin Pumps, worldwide manufacturer and supplier of the Dri-Prime automatic self-priming pump, shared news of the passing of Joseph L. Abbott, Jr.--the company’s national sales manager.
Joining the Godwin Pumps team in 1989, Abbott brought sales and manufacturing expertise to the company from the sewer rehabilitation industry.
In the ensuing 20 years, Abbott was the primary sales contact with consulting engineers, working on hundreds of large and small bypass operations--from 100,000 gal per minute to 300 million gal per day--pumping process sewers as well as municipal treatment plants, pump stations and sewer systems. In addition, Abbott helped build Godwin’s distribution network throughout the United States and Canada, managed product pricing and oversaw bids. Abbott also had many speaking engagements at trade functions throughout North America.
A Radnor, Pa., resident, Abbott received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. He served as a member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies for more than 20 years, also as a director. He was also a member of the American Rental Assn., the National Mining Assn., the North American Society of Trenchless Technology, the Water Environment Federation and the National Utilities Contractors Assn.
Abbott is survived by his wife and their three children.