New leadership at Tampa, Fla., and Mira Loma, Calif., branches
Godwin Pumps recently announced additions to the leadership of its Tampa, Fla., and Mira Loma, Calif., branches.
Dwight Kimelton signed on as branch manager of Godwin’s Tampa Branch. Kimelton joins Godwin with over 13 years of experience in industrial paint sales and marketing management and another eight years in equipment rental and sales. A member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC), Kimelton received a degree in Industrial Technology from Rend Lake College.
“Our market in Florida has tremendous potential,” said Godwin President John Paz. “We recently invested in a larger facility there, anticipating continued growth. Dwight’s experience developing new business as both a manufacturer and a product and service supplier fits the niche Godwin has carved out in the portable pump industry and will lend itself to growing the business in this region of the country.”
Steve Tao joined Godwin’s Mira Loma Branch as its assistant branch manager. Tao has over 12 years of experience in the equipment rental industry, with particular focus on customer service and corporate and independent store account management. In addition, Tao provided four years of distinguished service to the United States Marine Corps, where he received a host of awards, including a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. Tao earned a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and an Associate’s degree in computer information systems from DeVry Institute.
“Steve’s experience in a high-energy, high-demand rental environment matches the pace we experience in our Mira Loma branch,” Paz said. “Steve has had to train and schedule employees; resolve billing and support issues; and sell and rent equipment. This is exactly the support needed to continue the amazing growth trend we’ve seen in California.”