January 21, 2016 09:50 ET

UPDATE - Mike Potter Looks to Drive Growth for Bender U.S. in Lead Business Development Role

Bender Expands Offering With Addition of Full Suite of Field Services

VERNON, CA--(Marketwired - January 21, 2016) - Bender US, one of the largest shop rotating equipment overhaul and field services businesses in California, today announced that Mike Potter, who co-owns the company with brother and company president Randy Potter, joins the management team to lead its growth strategy and business development. Potter recently departed Therma-Flite where he was President and CEO for more than ten years.

"It's a good time for Mike to join the company to help build awareness about our expanded field services capabilities," said president, Randy Potter, "With the acquisition and co-location of California Centrifugal Pump, (CCP) here in Vernon, we expect to grow the customer base in the coming year." Bender US holds long standing contracts with the California Department of Water Resources and also serves customers across Water, Power and Oil and Gas industries." 

"The state of the 50-80 year old infrastructure in CA represents a significant opportunity for Bender US given that we are one of the few companies with the scale to handle contracts of this size," said Mike Potter, "With the complementary field services that CCP brings, we are well-positioned to not only bring those services to existing customers, we also see a need across other sectors where we have deep expertise. I'm proud of my accomplishments at Therma-Flite, and we continue to be a major shareholder, however this was the right time to join Bender and drive our growth strategy."

Well known for its thermal spraying capability which can be applied to new or aged parts, Potter explains, "We can take expensive cast parts with worn surfaces and recoat them rendering them useful vs. gone to waste." Bender US and CCP together offer a full suite of field services for pumps, turbines, compressors, gearboxes, blowers, and other mechanical equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The large-scale shop offers engineered rotating equipment service and repair along with the thermal spray coatings and grinding. Inquiries for quotes can be directed to 323-232-2371.

About Bender US: With a reputation as Southern California's most reliable machine shops, Bender U.S. allows customers to improve operational efficiency by serving their machining, repair and field services needs with precision. Learn more at

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