Exline names new company president

Will Exline takes over role

Rob Exline, owner and CEO of Exline Inc., announced the appointment of Will Exline as president of the company effective Nov. 1.

He previously held the position of vice president of Repair and Manufacturing operations for Exline.

“With a legacy built on tradition, innovation, and unwavering values, today, it is with great pride that I announce my son as the President of Exline Inc. Will is a proven leader with significant industry experience, business vision, and the ability to bring people together,” said Rob Exline. “We are at a point in time where significant growth potential exists for us and he possesses a deep understanding of our family’s values to be the ideal steward to steer our company into its sixth generation of success.”

Will Exline

Since joining the company in January 2018, Will Exline has spearheaded strategies and operational shifts across the company’s portfolio of products and services, most notably the company’s growth in serving the midstream oil and gas compression and refinery markets, the company said. During his tenure overseeing Exline’s Repair and Manufacturing operations, the organization’s productivity and capacity have significantly increased annual performance year over year.

“Exline Incorporated is a rare company, which has been led by five generations of Exline family leaders that have revolutionized the industry through innovative products and providing world-class service to our amazing customers. I am extremely honored to be chosen as the sixth generation of our family to lead the company and to build upon its legacy,” Will Exline said. “The opportunity ahead is vast, and it is not one that I take lightly. It requires our clear focus to continue to transform with the industries we serve so that we can continue to be a premium choice to our customers with the products and services we provide. My job is to direct and accelerate our ability to bring innovative products and services to our customers and to assure a smooth transition to the sixth generation of family leadership. I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity.”

Rob Exline also announces that Bret Hightower will assume the role of Chief Commercial Officer, devoted to shaping the company’s marketing strategy, customer relationships, and commercial product and service direction.

“I would like to thank Bret for his leadership and contributions during his time as president,” said Rob Exline. “His leadership has been invaluable in assisting me in preparing for this family succession. I look forward to seeing the exciting things Bret will do for the company in his new role.”

Jon Ramsey – EVP and CFO, Scott Schlesener – COO, and Kevin Koochel, Sr. – VP of Business Development, will continue to serve on the Executive Leadership Team.

Exline repairs and services machinery for the gas compression, power generation, industrial manufacturing, and plastics and rubber compounding industries. Headquartered in Salina, Kansas, with an additional repair and rebuild facility in Odessa, Texas. Exline, Inc. employs over 200 machinists, mechanics, and technicians who specialize in our customer’s repair and manufacturing needs.

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