Apr 14, 2014

Thompson Pump Names 2013 Branch Manager of the Year

Copeland is the branch manager of Thompson’s Summerville, S.C., branch

Thompson Pump Branch Manager of the Year James Copeland

Thompson Pump and Mfg. Co. Inc. recognized James Copeland as its 2013 Branch Manager of the Year.

Copeland is the branch manager of Thompson’s Summerville, S.C., branch, where he oversees branch operations and manages branch personnel, and also is heavily involved in providing pump rentals, sales and support to 26 counties throughout the state. Through his leadership, he has streamlined the branch’s operations, enhanced customer service in the region and exceeded growth targets. Additionally, Copeland’s branch received the Thompson Pump President’s Award for Excellence in Health & Safety for outstanding achievements in those categories, as evidenced by zero Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable incidents for three consecutive years - 2011 to 2013.

Copeland joined the company in 2003 as a shop mechanic and was promoted to service manager after 11 months. In 2005, he was promoted again to branch manager of the Fort Myers, Fla., branch, and in 2010 assumed the role of branch manager in Summerville, S.C., where he continues to operate the branch today.

“Congratulations to James Copeland for his hard-earned and well-deserved designation as Branch Manager of the Year,” said Chris Thompson, vice president of branch operations for Thompson.