Pump Solutions Group Appoints Two Vice Presidents
Andrew Usuki will assume John Pepper's role as Pepper is promoted to vice president of integration
Pump Solutions Group (PSG), a business unit within Dover Corp. has named John Pepper vice president of integration. Additionally, it has named Andrew Usuki vice president, sales and business development–Americas.
Pepper’s responsibilities will include driving the global integration of Brookvale, Australia-based Ebsray Pumps, a regenerative turbine, sliding vane and gear pump manufacturer that PSG acquired earlier this year.
Pepper previously led PSG’s sales and business development efforts in the Americas. He will report to Tom Madden, vice president and general manager of Blackmer, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ebsray Pumps is being integrated into Blackmer’s operations.
“John’s expertise, leadership and successful track record made him the perfect choice for this important position,” said Dean Douglas, President of PSG. “His global pump experience and intimate knowledge of Blackmer’s and Ebsray’s products and markets will be critical in ensuring a smooth transition into the PSG family.”
Pepper will temporarily relocate to Australia during this transition.
Usuki previously served as PSG’s vice president, vertical market management, where he was responsible for the development of PSG’s global vertical market segment growth strategies. Prior to that, Usuki led the Americas Business Development team. He has been with PSG since 2009 and will report to Karl Buscher, senior vice president, commercial.
“Andrew’s commitment to excellence resulted in several enhancements to PSG’s strategies, including defining growth opportunities, accelerating globalization and leading our new product and acquisition integration initiatives,” said Buscher. “His previous success in the Americas will help Andrew drive growth with both our distributors and end-users.”
Usuki has a Bachelor of Arts degree from John Hopkins University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He will continue to be based out of PSG’s headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.