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Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 7, 2020


Tulsa Winch Group names president

Dover Corp.’s Tulsa Winch Group announced Thursday it hired Arjun Mirdha as its president.

Mirdha, whose appointment was effective Jan. 6, will focus on expanding the company’s portfolio of products globally and will report to Richard J. Tobin, Dover’s CEO.

Officials stated that Mirdha has more than 24 years of experience, beginning his work as a business development manager with JCB Excavators Ltd. in the United Kingdom.

Most recently, Mirdha was the chief commercial officer for the Genie brand, Terex Corp.

Tulsa Winch Group has manufacture winches, hoists, slewing ring bearings, swing drives, electric monitoring systems and more for more than 91 years.

The company operates a plant in northeast Oklahoma and two others in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and in Bangalore, India.

"I am excited to join TWG-Dover with its legacy of iconic global brands, deep entrepreneurial roots and rich history of dedication to supporting customers with innovative solutions,” Mirdha said. “I am looking forward to working with our talented and dedicated team to help TWG continue to grow globally and deepen brand value for our customers."


SPP names additional executives

The Southwest Power Pool recently announced it promoted two into positions on its senior leadership team. The regional transmission organization’s board selected Sam Ellis to serve as its vice president of information technology and chief information security officer and Antoine Lucas to serve as vice president of engineering.

Ellis, formerly the pool’s director of cybersecurity and controls, and Lucas, formerly director of its transmission planning, stepped into their new roles Feb.1.

Barbara Sugg, named the organization’s president and CEO-elect earlier this month, formerly held Ellis’ new job. Lucas takes over for Lanny Nickell, who was recently promoted to be SPP's chief operations officer.

“Some of SPP’s greatest opportunities for advancement will depend on our ability to build and manage relationships with our stakeholders and to innovate. Both Sam and Antoine are exactly the kind of people we need leading us into the future,” Sugg said.

Staff reports