Cooper Names New CEO

Cooper Machinery Services LLC (Cooper), a provider of natural gas engines, compressors, and aftersales products and services, has named Scott Buckhout as president and chief executive officer.

Buckhout has more than 20 years of senior leadership with global industrial/energy original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with an aftermarket focus. Most recently, he was the CEO of CIRCOR International Inc. Prior to that, he led the Fire and Security division of United Technologies Corporation.

Buckhout has an Aerospace Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He replaces John Sargent, who retired from Cooper.

“I am very excited to join the Cooper family,” said Buckhout. “Cooper has substantial growth opportunities in the compression, process, and power generation markets. Our goal is to continue the great strides the company has made the last three years toward returning Cooper to prominence as the premier OEM and aftermarket services provider in the industry.”

Cooper is the OEM and supplier of parts and aftersales services, and emissions reductions technologies to a large installed base of engine and compressor brands. The company’s OEM brands include AJAX, Cooper-Bessemer, CSI, Enterprise, Gemini, Superior, TSI, and TXC. It is also a major supplier of aftersales support for non-Cooper engine-compressor brands such as Caterpillar (G3600 engines), Clark, Ingersoll Rand, Waukesha (VHP engines), and Worthington. Manufacturing is conducted in its facilities in Texas and Kansas; while onsite services are delivered through its extensive network of field technicians operating out of fully equipped repair and overhaul shops strategically located around the world.