Peter G. Haines was named chief executive officer at GPM Inc., a Duluth manufacturer of industrial slurry pumps. He replaces Rob West, CEO for the past five years. West will continue to serve the organization as a Board director.
“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, GPM chairman and president. “Peter’s executive leadership and experience will be critical in taking GPM to the next level.”
Haines has transformed many profitable organizations, energizing individuals and teams in marketing, sales, engineering, operations and service functions, GPM said. He 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.