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Hydratight Expands Its Team


Image: Hydratight In its continuous efforts to improve service, Hydratight announces the appointment of a global operations and supply chain leader. Vincent Parmentier (pictured) assumes direct responsibility for all three global regions, and work closely with the regional business leaders. His role will be to oversee and create global standards, key performance indicators, and evaluate system to deliver one global standard. “Hydratight has a formidable reputation, but we are never complacent,” said Vincent. “We continue to strive for excellence. My job will be to ensure our customers receive the quality and reliability they have come to expect of our products – and where possible even implement improvements. Vincent has extensive experience in the marine industry, quality assurance, manufacturing and health and safety. He joins Hydratight from Solar Turbines, where he was overhaul operations manager and later as Six Sigma certified master black belt in its EMEA region. Vincent, who is Belgian, has three Master of Science degrees, an MBA and speaks French, Dutch and English. Other recent appointments include a new global bolting product manager and new area manager for Qatar.

Chad Brooks became global product manager for Hydratight’s bolting products – both tensioners and torque wrenches. In his new role, Chad will be developing and implementing a growth plan to improve market share. “My initial priority is to develop new products to take Hydratight forward and set us apart from our competition,” Chad explained. “My aim is to increase product sales and rentals across all regions by offering support services such as internal training. It’s an exciting prospect and I relish the challenge ahead.” He has been with Hydratight since 2007 in a key account manager role. Before joining Hydratight, Chad worked at Puffer Sweiven and at Cameron in technical sales roles. Alain Bittinger joins Hydratight as Qatar area manager. Alain has a background in international sales and market as well as a degree in mechanics. Prior to joining Hydratight he was managing director of Middle East operations for Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial.


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