Air Water Announces Acquisition of TOMCO2 SYSTEMS COMPANY
Air Water Inc. (Chairman of the Board, CEO Masahiro Toyoda, hereafter “Air Water”) announced today that it has acquired TOMCO2 SYSTEMS COMPANY (headquartered in Loganville, GA, USA, hereafter TOMCO2), a leading manufacturer of carbon dioxide related equipment.
Industry veteran Eric Rottier will assume the role of CEO for TOMCO2 while also maintaining his current role as CEO & Chairman of Taylor-Wharton, while Roland Wright will serve as COO for both organizations. The company will continue to operate under the TOMCO2 brand in their Loganville, GA facility. “We have a mandate to grow all aspects of Air Water’s Engineering Group’s product offerings in North America, which encompasses a full range of cryogenic equipment, and acquiring TOMCO2 is a significant first step that establishes a solid manufacturing and sales base in the US,” said Rottier.
TOMCO2 will be led by Luke Bradshaw, who transitions from his current role as Vice President of Business Development for Taylor-Wharton to take the role of President at TOMCO2. Bradshaw stated, “From the beginning, one aspect of TOMCO2’s value stood out in particular – the quality of people. Having a team with unparalleled experience, focused expertise on end-user applications, and an ongoing drive to exceed customer expectations provides a unique platform to expand our efforts to transform to an applications-focused solutions provider rather than a traditional equipment manufacturer.”
Long-time TOMCO2 executive Dan Templeton added: “On behalf of The TOMCO2 family, we look forward to the opportunity of merging into a new and dynamic organization. TOMCO2 has a great group of employees who proudly represent the best in quality and service, making it a brand name that is known throughout the CO2 industry. The future looks bright with the new ownership to advance our product lines and capabilities.”
ABOUT TOMCO2 SYSTEMS
Delivering trusted CO2 solutions since 1970, TOMCO2 Systems has established itself as the world leader in CO2 products and services. TOMCO2 is uniquely capable of designing, fabricating, servicing, installing and inspecting turn-key solutions to fit any CO2 application needs across a number of segments – Food & Beverage Applications, Water Technologies, Industrial Equipment, Fire Systems, and Parts & Service.
ABOUT AIR WATER, INC.
Established in 1929, Air Water’s operations are based on industrial and medical gas applications. Air Water has expanded its business to a great variety of fields, including chemicals, medical treatment, energy, agriculture, food products and more.