Dec 08, 2009

Dean Douglas Named President of Pump Solutions Group

Douglas brings two decades of pump industry experience to position

Dover Fluid Management, a segment within Dover Corp., announced that it has named Dean E. Douglas to the position of president of Pump Solutions Group (PSG). In this position, Douglas will report to Soma Somasundaram, executive vice president of Dover Fluid Management. PSG is comprised of six of Blackmer, Wilden, Almatec, Mouvex, Neptune and Griswold.

“I am very excited about Dean leading PSG,” Somasundaram said. “We have a broad portfolio of industry-leading brand names, a world-class distribution system, talented organization and strong support from Dover. Dean comes from the pump and fluid-handling industry, and brings a deep understanding of the drivers of the industry along with strong strategic skills, a proven ability to build high-performance teams and a global track record of success. Dean also has extensive experience in implementing global growth initiatives and proven go to market strategies that will help PSG move forward.”

Douglas brings 20 years of pump industry experience to his new position at PSG. For the past seven years, he has held the position of president and CEO of Peerless Pump Company, Indianapolis, a position to which he ascended after five years as Peerless’ executive vice president of the Pump Div. Peerless is a member of the Grundfos Corp, Bjerringbro, Denmark.

Prior to joining Peerless Pump Company, Douglas held numerous positions with the Sulzer Group, Winterthur, Switzerland. He began his career in the automotive industry with Oakland, Md.-based Garrett Automotive Group’s Allied Signal subsidiary (now part of Honeywell International, Inc.).

Douglas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cal State University-Dominguez Hills and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Dean is also a member of the Hydraulic Institute’s board of directors.