James Harrison Named Vice President of Operations

Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of James Harrison as Vice President, Operations. James has 13 years of experience in the compression market and 20 overall in various engineering, technical support and operational roles. James has held key positions at Fluor, Exterran-Archrock and Waukesha-Pearce. Most recently, James was director of operations with Cook Compression. 

 At Cooper, James will lead our Deer Park, Texas engine and after-sale service center that serves as our center-of excellence for the Superior, CAT 3600, and Waukesha VHP lines. James graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management.

Patrick Gillespie Named Vice President, Sales – Americas

Cooper is excited to announce the promotion of Patrick Gillespie, a 15+ year industry veteran, to the role of Vice President, Sales – Americas.

Patrick began his career in Moscow as part of GE’s market development team. After returning to the US, Patrick joined Cooper in 2015 and has held successive roles leading commercial teams in the US and Latin America. Patrick holds a BA in International Relations & Russian Language from Boston University.

In his new role, Patrick will lead Cooper’s sales effort for capital projects, key accounts, distributors, Canada, and Latin America.

Kelly Hargrove Named Northeast Regional Director

Cooper is excited to announce the appointment of Kelly Hargrove, a 40+ year compression industry veteran, to the role of Northeast Regional Director.

Kelly began his career with El Paso/Kinder Morgan in 1979 as a college summer intern. He spent many years working as an operator and then a senior mechanic before moving into leadership and management roles. Most recently, Kelly served as mechanical maintenance manager for Kinder Morgan in Mercer, Pennsylvania where he managed all elements of equipment maintenance and gas pipeline operations.

Kelly will lead Cooper’s northeast sales and service region and office in our Huntington, West Virginia service and shop center.  

Tom Anderson Promoted to Director of Field Service, North America

Tom Anderson Promoted to Director

We are pleased to announce Tom Anderson’s appointment to Director of Field Service, North America. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in operational roles and joined Cooper in 2019 with the acquisition of Reciprocating Technology Services where he held the positions of VP Operations and Director of Operations and Engineering. Since joining Cooper, Tom has led business process improvements for the company. In his new role, Tom will lead the field service team and maintain Cooper’s customer-centric focus.

Jay Guidry Promoted to VP of Operations

We are excited to announce Jay Guidry’s promotion to Vice President of Operations. Jay has more than 30 years of experience in operational roles with over 25 years in leadership. He has been with Cooper for 14 years working in various capacities within new compressor and after-sale operations including sourcing, procurement, repair, and service. In addition to Cooper, Jay has held plant and operations manager positions with companies like Epic and Gardner Denver. 

In his new role, Jay will oversee manufacturing, material distribution & planning, tactical supply chain, field machining, and field service. He will lead implementation of strategic initiatives and ensure internal and external customers are supported at the highest level throughout the operations group.

Cooper Acquires Archrock’s Turbocharger Division

Cooper Acquires Archrock

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.”

Click here to view the announcement on the CompressorTech2 website.  

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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