Feb 01, 2008

Pipe Line Development Co. Appoints New General Manager

Ben T. Sweeney named general manager

The Pipe Line Development Co. (PLIDCO) recently announced the appointment of Ben T. Sweeney to general manager. In this role, Sweeney will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day business operations, including engineering, research and development, sales and marketing and manufacturing and operations.

Sweeney was a facilitator of The Alternative Board for PLIDCO before accepting the position as general manager. He brings an accomplished history of international business experience and strategic management skills to the position. Prior to his association with PLIDCO, Sweeney was president of Decision Intl., Cleveland, Ohio, and president of Affordable Office Furniture, Cleveland, Ohio. Before that, he held various positions in the finance department at Premier Industrial Corp. and Newark Electronics, Cleveland, Ohio, and Esquire, Inc., New York, N.Y.

Sweeney earned his master’s degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, N.J.

The Pipe Line Development Company is a designer and builder of standard and custom engineered products for pipeline repair and maintenance.