Express Group Holdings, LLC Names Brent Thompson Vice President, Sales And Phil Childers Chief Technology Officer

Nov 01, 2012, 00:00 ET from Express Group Holdings, LLC

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Group Holdings, LLC today announced the appointment of Brent Thompson as Vice President, Sales and Phil Childers as Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to accepting the position with Express Group Holdings, Mr. Thompson served most recently as Vice President of Sales for Krueger Engineering, President and Chief Executive Officer for Porta-Kamp International, Vice President and General Manager for Fintube Technologies, President for API Ketema, and Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Yuba Heat Transfer.  Mr. Thompson received his Master of Business Administration from Widener University and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Missouri.

Commenting on Mr. Thompson's appointment, John Matheson, the company's President and CEO, said, "Brent is an excellent addition to our strong management team with his long history in our products and in international markets. We look forward to Brent leading our sales group and in his ability to build and strengthen our organization to better serve our customers in the energy, power and industrial markets in North America and overseas."

Prior to accepting his new position of Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Childers served as Executive Vice President of Sales.  During his tenure with Express, Mr. Childers developed the original design for the company's Simple Cycle Catalyst System and holds multiple patents for the design concepts.  Prior to joining Express, Mr. Childers was with Applied Thermal Systems and Yuba Heat Transfer.  Mr. Childers received his Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Tulsa.

Mr. Matheson further stated, "During Phil's long tenure with the company he has provided exceptional technical leadership and expertise.  This new role will enable us to focus on our engineering designs and concepts as well as our product lines to better serve our growing markets."

About Express Group Holdings, LLC
Express Group Holdings, through its operating divisions Express Integrated Technologies, EIT-Canada, Express Metal Fabricators, and St. George Steel Fabricators, engineers, designs and fabricates heat transfer and environmental compliance technologies, principally for the energy exploration, power generation, refining, chemical and mining industries. The company's primary products include once through steam generators for the Canadian oil sands SAGD projects, heat recovery steam generators, simple cycle catalyst systems, fired heaters, and waste heat recovery units. The company's corporate and engineering offices are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, with additional operations located in Calgary,  Alberta, Canada; St. George and Murray, Utah; and Locust Grove and Big Cabin, Oklahoma.  Additional information about Express Group Holdings may be found at

Express Group Holdings is a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, L.P.

About The Sterling Group
Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 million to $500 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of 41 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions for a total transaction value of approximately $9.5 billion. Currently, Sterling has $1.1 billion of committed capital under management through three funds. Current portfolio companies include CST Industries, Universal Fiber Systems, Express, B&G Crane, Saxco International, Stackpole International and Liqui-Box.

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