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News from National Pump Co.

National Pump Co. recently held an open house to celebrate its 40th year in the pump manufacturing business, as well as celebrating its new corporate headquarters in Glendale, Ariz.

The company’s vice president, Allen Hobratschk, has been recognized by the Hydraulic Institute for his technical leadership and contributions in the creation of new and updated ANSI/HI Standards.

National Pump recently promoted Dick Kampfen to western regional sales manager, and hired Don Carlile as an outside sales representative, covering Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Canada.

Casagrande USA Appointment

Casagrande USA Inc. has named Bill Birch director of sales for North America. He will be ove seeing both the sales team and the expansion of the company’s dealer network in the Western United States and Canada, and says, “I’m excited about this opportunity and look forward to meeting our customers, distributors and prospects.

Birch most recently was sales manager at Doosan Infracore Portable Power, following stints with Ingersoll-Rand and an equipment distributor.

Mike Steinhardt, Casagrande USA president, says, “We are delighted to have Bill join us. His experience, knowledge, integrity and dedication will be a tremendous asset to our customers and to Casagrande USA’s continued growth in North America.”

In Memoriam

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Charlie Eppler of Spring City, Utah (Midway Perforating & Drilling Inc.); and Dale Stevens of Belvidere, Ill. (ABC Well and Pump).