GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. – Tsurumi Pump has announced Kevin Boicken as its new regional sales manager for the Midwest. Boicken is a former regional sales manager and general manager of BakerCorp, a California-based industrial pump and filter leasing firm. Having worked in pump rental for 25 years, Boicken is eager to experience working for a pump manufacturer.

Boicken joined Tsurumi in February of 2018, taking over sales management duties from Tony Misiak, who recently assumed the new role of process equipment manager. As regional sales manager, Boicken will oversee pump sales for the Midwestern U.S., find equipment and materials, and work with distributors to maximize efficiency.

During his time at BakerCorp, Boicken worked with Chuck Rickman, current vice president of sales at Tsurumi Pump. The positive corporate culture at Tsurumi is one of the factors that drew Boicken to the company, and he cited the leadership of Rickman and managing director Glenn Wieczorek as primary reasons for that positivity.

“When you first start out at a company, everyone is upbeat, but it’s hard to sustain that level of enthusiasm,” Boicken said. “That’s where great leadership comes in. Glenn and Chuck create a very engaging work environment and are both incredibly knowledgeable.”

Boicken earned his Diesel Technician degree from WyoTech (formerly known as Wyoming Technical Institute) in Laramie, Wyoming. He also served as the operations manager for Franklin, Illinois-based Godwin Pumps of America.

Wieczorek expressed his eagerness to work with Boicken: “Kevin’s expertise from the rental side of the pump industry is invaluable. His 25-year career speaks for itself, and his immense passion for constant growth makes Kevin the perfect fit for Tsurumi.”