GPM Adds New Service Engineer and Senior Sales Engineer

Duluth, MN: September 7, 2017 – GPM, Inc. is pleased to announce the additions of Josh Anderson as Service Engineer, and Mike Hannasch as Senior Sales Engineer for GPM Distribution, Inc. Both Anderson and Hannasch will be based out of GPM’s Twin Cities office located in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

“We are very pleased to add Josh and Mike to GPM,” said Bob Gemuenden, V.P. and General Manager of GPM Distribution. “Josh will bring excellent knowledge and a strong education to our service team, and Mike’s outstanding service history and deep understanding of our pumps will be essential as we expand our services.”

As Service Engineer, Anderson will coordinate GPM’s service workflow while providing technical support to the service team. He will also work closely with GPM’s shop technicians, sales team, customers and vendors. Anderson recently graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

In the position of Senior Sales Engineer, Hannasch will manage the Flint Hills Refinery (FHR) account in Rosemount, MN. Hannasch will work closely with FHR engineering, maintenance, reliability and large projects groups. Darren Wels, GPM’s on-site specialist at FHR, will report directly to Hannasch. Hannasch has been a successful sales engineer in the industry for the past 27 years. He has represented Flowserve pumps and seals along with many other top pump manufacturers. Hannasch will be instrumental in helping GPM Distribution expand its service and fabrication business.

GPM-Eliminator Saves Glencore Millions

While at Glencore’s Nickel Rim South mine, Bryan Wilson, now General Manager at Lac des Iles mine in Ontario, was challenged with improving the mine’s underground sump dewatering and solids removal system. Bryan’s ultimate solution was the GPM-EliminatorTM pump, for its capabilities in pumping solids and converting to a well-type sump, now coined the “Wilson Sump”, from the traditional underground sumps. The bottom line, Glencore has literally saved millions of dollars since installing a GPM-Eliminator. Read the full story here.

GPM, Inc. Announces Peter G. Haines as New Chief Executive Officer

Duluth, MN: July 13, 2017 – Peter Gemuenden, Chairman and President of GPM, Inc. (GPM) is pleased to announce the company has selected Peter G. Haines as the new Chief Executive Officer. Haines will begin his duties as CEO on July 17, 2017, and will be replacing Rob West, GPM’s CEO for the past five years. West will continue to serve the organization as a Director for the Board.

“We are thrilled to bring Peter on as CEO. His vision for GPM and his proven track record of successful leadership will position the company for continued growth and success,” said Peter Gemuenden, Chairman and President of GPM. “Peter’s executive leadership and experience will be critical in taking GPM to the next level.”

The selection of Haines concludes an extensive national search for the CEO position, which received over 500 applicants. Haines’ impressive career profile, proven leadership skills and financial management experience will be invaluable to GPM. His professional oversight has transformed many profitable organizations, energizing individuals and teams in marketing, sales, engineering, operations and service functions.

Haines has an extensive background in sales, marketing and general management, most recently serving as Vice President of Business Development for BioBlend Renewable Resources, LLC. Haines began his career in 1985 with Lubrication Engineers, Inc. in Texas, quickly rising to Vice President and General Sales Manager. He transitioned to AMSOIL, INC. in 2002 as the company’s first “outside” member of senior management and joined Halvor Lines, Inc. in 2012 where he focused on fuel strategies and sustainability.

Haines holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota. He has also been a member of several local community-based organizations, including the United Way, Rotary International and APEX. His professional associations include the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) and more. Haines lives in Esko, Minnesota with his wife and son.
For more information, contact GPM at 218-722-9904, or visit www.gpmco.com.