Lebanon, OH – December 9, 2011 – OPW Fluid Transfer Group, A Dover Company (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader in providing expert solutions for the safe and efficient handling of hazardous liquids, announced today that it has named Ross Pliska Vice President of its Transportation Business Unit. Mr. Pliska will assume his new responsibilities effective January 1, 2012, and will report directly to OPWFTG president, Tim Warning.
As part of OPWFTG's strategic growth initiative, in 2009 the company was organized into two global units: OPWFTG Global Transportation and OPWFTG Global Chemical & Industrial. Mr. Pliska will oversee the global Transportation Business Unit that markets Civacon, Knappco, Hiltap, OPW Engineered Systems and Midland brand products. OPWFTG products are designed specifically to provide for zero harm performance, helping to safeguard people and the environment in the handling of hazardous bulk products.
"Ross brings solid expertise and an impressive record of accomplishment in manufacturing, engineering and sales," said Warning. "He possesses a demonstrated history of leadership while at other Dover companies. He has been a key contributor to the growth and success of both Alberta Oil Tool and Norris Production Solutions. Ross is the perfect person to provide the kind of business unit leadership we need in helping us achieve our strategic growth initiatives."
Ross earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB Canada, and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Mr. Pliska joined Dover in 2003 as a Manufacturing / Applications Engineer for Alberta Oil Tool (AOT), in Edmonton. He was named Technical Services Manager in 2005 and promoted to Vice President of Sales and Engineering in 2007. In March of 2010, Ross was named Vice President of International Sales for Norris Production Solutions, A Dover Company and leading provider of oil and gas artificial lift solutions.
OPW Fluid Transfer Group, organized in 1998 is part of Dover Corporation and is comprised of market-leading operating companies — each dedicated to designing, manufacturing and distributing world class solutions that assist in the safe and efficient handling of hazardous bulk products. The Group is comprised of two business units: OPWFTG Global Transportation Business Unit and OPWFTG Global Chemical & Industrial Business Unit. The company's market-leading brands include: OPW Engineered Systems, Hiltap, Midland Manufacturing, Civacon, and Knappco. The company has manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, Brazil and India and sales offices in Singapore and Shanghai. For more information, please visit www.opwftg.com.