Smiths Group Promotes Oehlers to VP, GM of Construction Group Division

The Flex-Tek Group of London-based Smiths Group P.L.C. today announced the promotion of Dave Oehlers to the position of Vice President and General Manager of its Construction Group Division, which includes Thermaflex® and Gastite. Oehlers is a 17-year veteran of Smiths Group and has worked for the Flex-Tek Division for more than a decade.

Oehlers originally joined Smiths Group’s SIMS Portex, in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1990, as the Director of Manufacturing. In 2001, he joined Flexible Technologies as the Director of California Operations in the Thermaflex Division. There, he was promoted to General Manager and subsequently to Director of Sales. In 2004, Oehlers was assigned additional responsibility for TUTCO sales. In 2006, he was promoted to VP, Sales for Flex-Tek’s Heat Technology Division.

Pat McCaffrey, COO of Flex-Tek Group said, “Dave has been a loyal member of our organization for nearly two decades. We’ve continually raised the bar for him, and he has always answered the call by delivering outstanding sales results, world-class customer service, and new products that lessen our environmental impact. I’m confident that Dave will add tremendous value to our bottom line in this new important post.”

Oehlers’ responsibilities in his new role will include oversight of two Flex-Tek premier brands, Gastite and Thermaflex. Oehlers resides in the Greater Nashville, Tennessee area and attended Barry University in Miami, Florida.

About Flex-Tek:
Greenwood, South Carolina-based Flex-Tek Group, a division of Smiths Group, PLC, which is headquartered in London, England, provides engineered components that heat and move fluids for the aerospace, medical, industrial, construction and domestic markets. Its flexible hosing and rigid tubing is deployed on commercial aircraft as well as in motorsport for fuel and hydraulic applications. In the home, its technology can be found in domestic equipment including vacuum cleaners and HVAC systems support.

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