CINCINNATI, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Oaks has been named General Manager of The Hurt Company, a subsidiary of RelaDyne, Inc., the equipment reliability management company formed last fall to deliver broad-based lubrication products and services throughout the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions.
At The Hurt Company (Hurt), Oaks will be responsible for the overall operation and management of Hurt, taking the place of Jay Hurt who will now focus on his role as Executive Vice President of Field Reliability Management for RelaDyne, Inc.
"I am excited to have Richard join our team. He brings with him a tremendous amount of management, operations, and sales experience in the distribution industry. "With full profit and loss responsibility for the Gulf Coast West operation, we are confident that Richard will drive the new RelaDyne to be a market leader," says Doug Oehler, Executive Vice President, Distribution, of RelaDyne.
For the past 18 years, Oaks has been involved with the growth and development of the Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation division of Ferguson, the largest distributor of plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the United States. At Ferguson, Oaks carried responsibilities involving business development with experience in operations, sales management and Profit and Loss responsibilities. In 2002, he opened Tallahassee Winair Company, a full-service distributor of HVACR products for residential contractors, commercial contractors and municipalities in the Tallahassee area.
"I am eager to begin the process of growing the business and developing strategies to meet shareholder goals at RelaDyne," states Oaks. "I look forward to being a part of a great team there on the Gulf Coast."
Oaks will be reporting to Glenn Pumpelly, General Manager of the Gulf Coast Region in RelaDyne, and will be based in The Hurt Company's office in Houston, Texas. Oaks says he is excited to relocate to Houston, Texas, from Tampa, Florida, and brings with him his wife of 15 years and two daughters.
RelaDyne, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides integrated equipment reliability management products and services for industrial, commercial, transportation and automotive businesses in the United States. Four industry leaders – Mid-Town Petroleum, Inc. (Bridgeview, IL), Oil Distributing Company (Cincinnati, OH), The Hurt Company, Inc. (Houston, TX) and Pumpelly Oil Company LLC (Sulphur, LA) – joined to form RelaDyne in Nov. 9, 2010. Its innovative Field Reliability Management (FRM) platform of services is designed to enhance the operations of companies involved in process manufacturing, utilities, food and beverage processing, mining equipment and commercial fleets. The company also benefits from an exclusive relationship with Mansfield Oil as well as the support of its business-building partner, Kidd & Company, and AEA Investors LP, which manages funds worth approximately $5 billion of invested and committed capital. For more information, visit www.RelaDyne.com.
The Hurt Company, Inc., a family-owned, third-generation distributor of lubricants and fuel, brings to RelaDyne a proven mission: providing reliability-centered lubrication solutions that generate measurable and documented results. For more than five decades, the company has been actively involved in marketing and distributing lubricant and fuel products in addition to providing lubrication services throughout the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. In particular, the company has a long track record of implementing the best practices that form the basis of Field Reliability Management (FRM), the platform on which RelaDyne is based. For more information, visit www.hurtco.com.
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SOURCE RelaDyne, Inc.