Cooper Machinery Services To Acquire Energy Dynamics, LLC

HOUSTON, Feb 20 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cooper Machinery Services (“Cooper”), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management and the former Reciprocating Compression division of Baker Hughes, today announced the strategic acquisition of Energy Dynamics, LLC (EnDyn). This action advances Cooper’s position as the leading manufacturer and service provider of mission-critical compression and engine systems.

Founded in 1978 and based in Alice, Texas, EnDyn is a provider of OEM-parts, expert repair and responsive field services on prominent engine and compressor brands including AJAX, Superior®, and Waukesha.  The combined EnDyn legacy companies have a combined experience totaling over 160 years.  They bring parts, service, & manufacturing to the Cooper team with a 70,000 sq. ft. facility encompassing a parts distribution warehouse, service shops, and offices. 

EnDyn has the capabilities to overhaul and test engines in their Texas facility and specialize in both shop and field service. The Alice Operations also offers engineering, technical support, and training.  Through its network of agents and distributors, it has grown from a South Texas operation into a worldwide provider of PowerParts® and services.

“We are very excited to add EnDyn to our Cooper family. EnDyn’s reputation for quality and customer service is unmatched in the compression industry, and we will make them our center-of-excellence for the AJAX and Waukesha engine-compressor product lines,” said Cooper CEO, John Sargent.

About Cooper Machinery Services

Cooper Machinery Services, the former Reciprocating Compression division of Baker Hughes, is the original equipment manufacturer and supplier of parts and aftermarket services to a large installed base of highly respected brands. The company’s brands include Cooper-Bessemer, AJAX Superior, Gemini, Enterprise, TSI, CSI, TXC, and Joy. Manufacturing is conducted in its facilities in Houston, TX and Salina, KS, while on-site services are delivered through its extensive network of field technicians operating out of fully equipped repair and overhaul shops strategically located around the U.S.

Cooper Machinery Services Completes Four Acquisitions In Four Months

John Sargent took the reins of Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, in September 2019 and made it very clear that his plan was to “rebuild Cooper into the market leader once again.” Four months into his tenure as CEO, Sargent has closed on four acquisitions, with two coming in the early days of the new year – Sinor Engine Company and Hoerbiger’s Engine Legacy Solutions.

According to Cooper, the acquisitions better position the company as a technical leader of mission-critical compression and engine systems. “Four in four” is a monumental achievement for Cooper, but Arcline’s tenacity deserves recognition as well. John Sargent didn’t hesitate to extend credit, noting that “Arcline has made every financial and strategic effort to support us as we move this business back to prominence in the compression industry.”

Cooper isn’t just buying companies for the sake of headlines, it’s putting the pieces together as part of a broader growth strategy. Cooper’s acquisitions of Epic International’s (Epic) energy services business and Reciprocating Technology Services (RTS) in late September provided a way for Cooper to strengthen its position in aftermarket parts and services. RTS specialized in service and repairs and has interjected a heavy emphasis on speed-to-market into the Cooper field service culture. Epic maintained a large service organization but was also a manufacturer of hard iron engine parts for brands such as Cooper-Bessemer, Ingersoll, Clark, and Worthington. The acquisitions consolidated the marketplace and gave Cooper …

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Cooper Adds Compression Veteran as Chief Operating Officer

Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of Malcolm Holmes to the position of Chief Operating Officer. 

Cooper Machinery Services has hired Malcolm Holmes as its chief operating officer.  Holmes has 11 years of compression industry experience, all with Cameron International’s Compression Systems division. In his new role, Holmes will manage sourcing, manufacturing, quality and safety.    

“Malcolm is another compression industry veteran who will set into the role immediately and bring quick results for Cooper. I’ve worked with Malcolm at multiple organizations in the past, and he’s a winner who delivers results.” said John Sargent, Cooper CEO.

New Regional Directors For Cooper

Cooper has announced the appointment of two industry veterans to regional director positions. Mike Baughman has been named regional director of the Permian Basin. Baughman began his career with Cooper as a high school student in 1979 where he worked on the assembly floor of the Grove City, Pa., Cooper-Bessemer plant.

Baughman collectively spent 30 years with Cooper over the course of his career in Grove City and Odessa, Texas. He also spent time at Nickles Industries and Valerus Inc., where he packaged close to 1000 refurbished and new compressors. More recently, Baughman had his own catalyst business, He now returns as leader of Cooper’s Midland-Odessa service, shop and sales operations.

The company also named Lance Bradford as Northwest regional director for the U.S. He worked many years with Compressor Pump and Engine Inc. and has spent the last eight years as director of Mechanical Support for Kinder Morgan, where he managed more than 160 mechanics throughout the US.

Bradford will be located at Cooper’s Casper, Wy., service center and will manage sales, service and shop activities for the region.

 Lance Bradford, Cooper    
             Mike Baughman                         Lance Bradford