Franklin Electric introduced Chris Downey as territory manager for the north central region. Downey will oversee the sales and distribution of the Pioneer Pump and FPS product brands throughout the U.S. sales territory of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, along with the Canadian sales territory of Manitoba. Downey’s pump experience began at a young age, growing up in a well drilling family. Downey is the son of National Ground Water Association Past President Tom Downey, CWD/PI. Downey has worked in the pump industry for most of his career working as regional sales manager for American-Marsh Pumps, as well as the most recent position of sales director at Hydroflo Pumps USA Inc.
Franklin Electric also introduced Shane Wright as territory manager for the southeast region. Wright will oversee the sales and distribution of the Pioneer Pump and FPS product brands throughout the sales territory of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Wright began his career in the pump industry as an outside sales representative for Jack Tyler Engineering Inc. Since then, Wright has also worked at American-Marsh Pumps, working his way up from an inside sales representative to the director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Wright served as national distribution manager for Ruhrpumpen.