Management

John Kahren - President

   

Day-to-day, John focuses on growing sales, developing strategic alliances, and working closely with sales representatives for the businesses. John spent most of his 30 year career with Peerless Pump. He held several positions for the company, advancing to Vice President for Sales and Marketing. He then joined Garlock Sales as V.P. of Sales and Marketing. In 2004, he became the V.P. of Sales and Marketing at SyncroFlo. In 2006, he became President of SyncroFlo. John is an avid golfer and a coach for his son’s Gwinnett Bulldogs Little League baseball team.

Michael Gerster - Executive Vice President

   

Michael Gerster is a multi-lingual, global Executive who brings over 20 years of achievements in maximizing and managing high-performance organizations. A native of Cologne, Germany, Michael obtained Bachelors’ degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from German universities. While his career began in the United States he has lead organizations in Germany, Luxembourg and France throughout his career and relocated lastly to Atlanta, GA the end of 1998. He worked with the WIKA Company for 14 years as President and was also a key member of the SyncroFlo Board of Directors for 5 years, along with David Hanson.

Michael’s primary experiences revolve around business development and continuous improvements focused on effective and efficient operations, transitioning legacy batch-and-queue (Push) routines to Lean Manufacturing (Pull) practices, all creating sustainable positive customer buying experiences and operational excellence in high variation environments. Michael will be responsible for all disciplines within the core SPP Pumps and SyncroFlo businesses including Finance, Human Resources, Engineering, Information Systems, Manufacturing, Production, and Commercial Services. Michael and his wife Lynne live in the Hamilton Mill area. He has 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Darren Clark - Director of Commercial Services

   

Steve Bradley - Engineering Manager

   

Steve is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in the specialization of controls. He manages all the engineers, and oversees the third-party certifications.

Kim Blackwell - Customer Service Manager

   

After an award-winning career with Saturn and General Motors in Plant-wide Program Management, Kim has joined SyncroFlo to bring large program over-site to the Municipal, Irrigation, and Fire Protection divisions. She has over 20 years of Industrial & Efficiency Engineering, Operations Management, and Manufacturing experience. Kim is a graduate of the Georgia Tech in Industrial & Systems Engineering.

Jason Kresner - Product Manager

   

Jason Kresner is moving from his sales role to his new position as Product Manager. In his product management role he will be working behind the scenes supporting sales on new product development and improvements to existing products and processes. Jason will slowly transition out of sales and is still available to answer questions on existing projects.