GMRC Welcomes Ronnie Walker to Engine Analyzer & Reliability Committee

Ronnie Walker, Vice President of Cooper Machinery Services Capital Projects, was recently elected to the GMRC Analyzer & Reliability Workshop Committee. With 20+ years working with Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) and Natural Gas Compression, Ronnie will be dedicated to growing and supporting the existing team, increasing attendance and continually striving to improve the training and information for the Oil & Gas Industry. The Engine Analyzer & Reliability Workshop has been designed to equip professionals working on, and responsible for, these assets with predictive and preventative maintenance solutions that are easily transferrable to their current work initiatives. As part of an O.E.M., Ronnie will strive to bring strong maintenance practices and display technology to ensure the natural gas industry is the leader in fossil fuel.

Cooper Acquires Archrock’s Turbocharger Division

Turbocharger Solutions International (TSI) emerges as Cooper’s new service extension

Cooper Machinery Services has acquired the turbocharger division of Archrock Services. The move allows Cooper to form a new turbocharger division, known as Turbocharger Solutions International (TSI). The division comprises Cooper’s turbine specialties team in Salina, Kansas, and Archrock’s McPherson, Kansas, division. No financial details were announced.

“We’re very pleased today to bring these two fine turbocharger teams together,” said Mitch Opat, TSI’s leader. “We’ve been spirited competitors for many years. Together, we will drive value and improve the customer experience.”

TSI will focus on providing new and repaired turbochargers for ABB, Caterpillar, Clark, Cooper, Delaval, Elliott and others, the company said.

The new addition to the Cooper family comes nearly two years after Archrock expanded its turbocharger facility in McPherson, Kansas. The expansion gave Archrock’s Turbocharger Group 26,750 sq. ft. (2485 m2) of work space for its turbocharger operations.

The facility, which has an additional 15,000 sq. ft. (1394 m2) of warehouse and inventory space, handles the manufacturing, remanufacturing, repairs and testing of turbochargers for the gas compression, power generation and petrochemical industries, among many others. The company held an open house for the facility on Oct. 17, 2018.

The acquisition, its fifth in 10 months, gives Cooper another service extension to its already diverse portfolio. After emerging from the former Baker Hughes, a GE Company’s (BHGE’s) reciprocating compression division last summer, Cooper went on to purchase four companies in five months – Epic International, Reciprocating Technology Services (RTS)Sinor Engine Co. and Hoerbiger’s Engine Legacy Solutions business.

“We’re adding companies that accomplish the same goals we have,” Sargent said in an earlier interview with COMPRESSORTECH2. “We’re trying to put all the pieces back together and be the best we can be.”

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

Cooper Adds Mathews As VP Of Engineering

Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of Hans Mathews to the position of VP of Engineering

Cooper Machinery Services has hired Hans Mathews as its vice president of engineering. Mathews has 29 years of compression industry experience, which includes 20 years with HOERBIGER and nine years with Tenneco. Mathews, who last served as HOERBIGER’s senior vice president of sales and engineering, is an expert of applying modern technology to legacy engine applications. “Hans is the kind of engine and industry pro that will truly be an asset to our Cooper customers,” said John Sargent, Cooper CEO. “He’s a guru when it comes to engine reliability, fuel efficiency, and combustion stability.

Cooper Machinery Services to Acquire HOERBIGER’s Engine Legacy Solutions Business Unit

Cooper Machinery Services to Acquire HOERBIGER’s Engine Legacy Solutions Business Unit

HOUSTONJan. 13, 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 HOERBIGER’s Engine Legacy Solutions business. This action advances Cooper’s position as the technical leader of mission-critical compression and engine systems.

HOERBIGER’s Engine Legacy Solutions business provides repairs, overhauls, upgrades and emissions advancements for large reciprocating, natural gas and dual fuel engines. HOERBIGER’s management team and a total of 30 employees from various locations will be retained and join Cooper as part of the transaction.

“We are very pleased to add the Engine Legacy Solutions business to our Cooper portfolio. With this acquisition, the technical expertise of the Cooper organization, and our ability to assist our customers with the long-term preservation of their reciprocating horsepower, just took a giant step forward,” 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 (“OEM”) and supplier of parts and services to a large installed base of highly respected brands. The company’s OEM brands include Cooper-Bessemer, Ajax, Superior, Gemini, Enterprise, TSI, CSI, TXC, and Joy.  Cooper also provides parts and services for non-Cooper brands such as Worthington, Clark, and Ingersoll Rand.  Manufacturing is conducted in its facilities in Houston, TexasPonca City, Oklahoma, and Salina, Kansas, 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.

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