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13 WorldWide Drilling Resource® FEBRUARY 2021 Franklin Electric Acquires Gicon Pumps & Equipment Franklin Electric Co., Inc. has acquired Gicon Pumps & Equipment Inc. of Lubbock, Texas, for $27.9 million. Gicon is a professional groundwater distributor operating seven locations in the state of Texas. DeLancey Davis, president of Headwater Companies, the wholly owned distribution segment of Franklin Electric said, “We are pleased to add Gicon to the Headwater family. The team at Gicon has served the pump industry and related water resource markets for over 40 years and has an outstanding reputation within the industry for quality service and technical depth. The acquisition of Gicon adds to Headwater’s commitment to the critical groundwater markets, provides geographic expansion in the Texas market, and further fulfills our objective of being the leading source for water systems solutions distribution in the U.S.” WHO’S IN THE NEWS Robit Plc appointed George Apostolopoulos as vice president of global sales. He will be focusing on development of the company’s global sales operations and distribution network along with the company’s sales teams. Tommi Lehtonen, group CEO of Robit said, “I am happy to welcome George to join Robit Team. [He] has an extensive and long experience [in the] international drilling industry, and he will further strengthen global sales operations.” Breaking News Additional announcements from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and Atlas Copco Power Technique can be found by clicking this box in our online issue: Send your Who’s in the News to: