Ebara Fluid Handling Announces Richard Thompson as new Vice President
Effective immediately, Richard Thompson has been appointed Vice President of Ebara Fluid Handling Division (FHD). He will assume full management and overall operations of the division, headquartered out of South Carolina.
Thompson succeeds Martin Perlmutter, who served as Ebara FHD’s President for over 16 years.
“Rick Thompson has taken responsibility for many aspects of our business already with excellent results and consistent style and competence,” says Perlmutter. “Under his leadership, our company will continue to grow and improve our position in the market.”
“I am thrilled to continue with Ebara in this new capacity,” says Thompson. “I look forward to working with FHD’s dedicated employees to build on the accomplishments and solid foundations of the current programs Marty started and implementing new strategies to maintain our growth in the pump industry.”
Thompson has been a part of Ebara for over 17 years. Prior to his appointment as Vice President, he held various positions at Ebara International Corporation marketing, operations, and management departments. Thompson has personally and successfully identified and taken the lead on several large-scale projects including a major manufacturing and test facility expansion, the launch of a western region distribution center, and an overhaul and focus of FHD’s industry-leading customer service center.
With over 36 years of pump industry experience, Perlmutter cited personal reasons for his departure from Ebara.
“After much careful consideration and thought, I want to spend more time with family and pursue other interests,” says Perlmutter. “It’s never easy to leave something you poured so much energy and passion into. Never in my career have I enjoyed working with such a wonderful group of people.”
As part of this executive management transition, Perlmutter will continue to support and be involved with FHD and Ebara in an advisory role through March, 2015.