MILVERTON, ONTARIO, CANADA | DECEMBER 2, 2021
Boshart Group CEO Jeremy Kuepfer and his team are pleased to announce the acquisition of Simmons Manufacturing, a leading Georgia-based manufacturer of high-quality water well supplies. This acquisition sets the stage for the next season of growth for The Boshart Group and a seamless and successful transition for Simmons and the Engeman family. Simmons will continue to operate as an independent company within The Boshart Group, upholding the same level of commitment to their employees, customers, and vendors.
The team at The Boshart Group would like to thank Robert “Bob” Engeman Jr. for his leadership and commitment to the industry and to the company his father established in 1957. Bob credits his team for Simmons’ success, noting:
“it’s our people, their commitment to the industry and their willingness to do the hard work necessary that has driven our success. I would like to specifically acknowledge Mo Rainey for his dedicated sales and marketing leadership over the past 25 years and my son, Robert Engeman III, for the strategic contributions he has made in operations as well as his ongoing commitment to Simmons and our team.”
The Boshart Group knows it is not just about the bricks and mortar when you acquire a business. It is a celebration of the people, history, and culture that have built the company and an opportunity to work together to embrace future possibilities.
So, it is with great pleasure that Jeremy Kuepfer announces that Bob Engeman Jr., Mo Rainey, and Robert Engeman III will continue in leadership roles with the company. Additionally, Jeremy is pleasedto announce West Soward will join their team as President of Simmons. West will leverage his 20 years of industry experience to serve and guide the team. His exemplary leadership and proven business acumen will provide a robust foundation for Simmons’ continued success.
When asked to comment about the importance of this acquisition, Gary Boshart, the Founder and Chair of The Boshart Group, said,
“The addition of Simmons to our Group further demonstrates our commitment to partnering with family businesses with a strong customer service focus. I am very proud that we are continuing to strengthen our investment in the Water Well Industry in North America, setting the stage for tremendous growth and development in the future. The next season is guaranteed to be an exciting one for everyone involved in this generational journey.”