CINCINNATI - OPW, a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader in commercial and retail fueling equipment, announced that it has named Dave Lyons to the newly formed position of Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Lyons joined OPW in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer for the company's OPW Fuel Management Systems business unit.
This new position has been created as part of the company's new strategic growth initiative, introduced in 2009 by OPW President, David Crouse. In 2009, Mr. Crouse realigned the company into three primary business units: OPW Fueling Components (OPW-FC), Fueling Containment Systems (OPW-FCS) and Fuel Management Systems (OPW-FMS) and three global business units: OPW Asia Pacific, OPW EMEA and OPW South America. In his new role, Mr. Lyons will be responsible for the deployment of key strategic initiatives across all OPW business units and world regions. Mr. Lyons will report directly to OPW's President, David Crouse.
"The scope and quality of Dave's strategy development experience, leadership style, and strong financial background makes him the perfect choice for this position. He is a key addition to our management team," stated Crouse. "I look forward to the contributions he will make to our strategic planning and deployment. He will be highly instrumental in driving OPW's global growth initiatives and in helping us achieve our business objectives."
Mr. Lyons holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from Maryville University - St. Louis.