KSB SupremeServ North America expands reverse engineering focus and grows operations and sales leadership

KSB SupremeServ North America announced the expansion of its reverse engineering focus, operations, and sales leadership.

The expansion includes the current managing director and president of KSB SupremeServ in Port Arthur, Texas, Richard Martinez, extending his role to support and grow reverse engineering and parts manufacturing across North America. Assuming Martinez’s day-to-day duties, KSB has hired David “Wylie” Stevenson as vice president of operations and Matt Piripavel as regional sales manager for KSB’s Port Arthur, Port Allen, and Deer Park locations.

“Richard, hands-down, is one of the most knowledgeable engineering minds in the rotating equipment industry. With our aggressive growth trajectory, we had to find a way to deploy his leadership, mentorship, and coaching skills across North America,” said John Mitchell, vice president of KSB SupremeServ North America. “Hiring best-in-class managers like Wylie and Matt to take over and grow the day-to-day operations and sales is what we needed to do.”

“There is so much potential for KSB in North America,” said Martinez. Hiring Wylie and Matt to oversee the day-to-day is a strategic move that will support a successful expansion.”

Stevenson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in plant operations and strategic improvement process management. His work experience includes leadership roles at Flowserve and Cameron Valves and Measurement, a Schlumberger Company.Stevenson

“Wylie’s extensive background and leadership in business operations will be a tremendous asset as we grow our manufacturing business across North America,” said Mitchell.

“I’m thrilled to join the company and the Texas and Louisiana teams,” said Stevenson. “I was drawn to the potential that KSB has to become a dominant player in the industry.”

Stevenson will reside in the Port Arthur, Texas, area with his wife Bailey, daughters Rebecca and Andelyn, and son Eli.

PiripavelPiripavel will take over the day-to-day sales management of the Port Arthur, Port Allen, and Deer Park sales teams. Piripavel has over 25 years of senior sales leadership and management. He brings a wealth of knowledge through his former career as North American pipeline sales manager with Flowserve.

“Matt has proven experience in driving profitable growth and building and training effective teams, said Mitchell. He has built and managed diverse teams across North America and will fill a critical role in implementing our sales strategy.”

“The opportunity to come to KSB and be a part of building a successful and knowledgeable sales force backed with extraordinary manufacturing capabilities drew me to this role,” said Piripavel. “I can’t wait to start with the team and deliver best-in-class products and services to our customers.”

Piripavel resides in Bethlehem, PA with his wife Alison, daughter Matison, and son Thomas.

KSB SUPREMESERV NORTH AMERICA

KSB SupremeServ North America, a division of KSB, is a strategic network of service locations throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico that specialize in pump and valve services and after-market parts. KSB SupremeServ provides full-service manufacturing, 24/7 repair, maintenance, training, and other engineering services.

ABOUT KSB

KSB is a leading international manufacturer of pumps and valves. The Frankenthal-based Group has a presence on five continents with its own sales and marketing organizations, manufacturing facilities, and service operations. The KSB workforce of around 15,700 worldwide generates annual sales revenue of more than € 2.2 billion.

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