MANSFIELD -- The Gorman-Rupp Company of Mansfield has announced the promotion of Scott A. King to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2021, as part of the Company’s ongoing succession planning.
As part of the Company’s on-going succession planning, effective Jan. 1, 2021 the role of President will transition from Jeffrey S. Gorman, who will continue to serve as the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to King, who is currently the Company’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“I am very pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the transition of my role as President to Scott A. King effective Jan. 1, 2021," Gorman said. "During his 15 years with the Company, Scott has developed a deep understanding of the pump industry, as well as the culture that has contributed to Gorman-Rupp’s success over the years.”
King, who is currently serving as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will continue to have oversite of the Company’s worldwide pump manufacturing operations, while taking on additional corporate responsibilities and leadership in his new role.
In addition to operational and financial oversight of all of Gorman-Rupp’s divisions and subsidiaries, King will join Gorman in leading the Company’s strategic planning and acquisition efforts. King has been with the Company since 2004 and has held various operational leadership roles during this time.
King joined Gorman-Rupp in 2004. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.
“The Board and I are also recognizing the contributions of two other Executive Officers effective Jan. 1, 2021. James C. Kerr, currently the Company’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Brigette A. Burnell, currently the Company’s Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, will be promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary,” Gorman said.