Spencer Hines will lead global operations for Bennett, including wholly-owned subsidiary, Shanghai Bennett located in Shanghai, China. Spencer served in several capacities at Bennett between 2010 and 2014, including Vice President of Operations and for the past 4 years as the Vice President of Bennett’s parent company, Hines Corporation. “I am excited to be back with Bennett and look forward to our continued growth in this exciting industry,” said Spencer.
Spencer takes the helm at Bennett following the retirement of long-time President, Tom Thompson. “We appreciate Tom’s many years of service and wish him well in his retirement,” said Larry Hines, Founder & CEO, Hines Corporation.
Bennett is a leading manufacturer of fuel dispensing equipment for the transportation industry. Products include; commercial and retail refueling dispensers and components for gasoline, diesel, Kerosene, Ethanol, CNG, LNG, and Hydrogen. Founded in Muskegon, Michigan, USA in 1919, Bennett currently supplies products to approximately 90 countries around the world from its headquarters in Spring Lake Michigan, USA. Bennett Pump Company is owned by the Hines Corporation located in Muskegon, Michigan, USA.
The Hines Corporation was founded in 1985 by current CEO, Larry Hines, as a buy and hold investment company. The foundation of the Hines Corporation is based on the acquisition of underperforming US manufacturing companies and reviving their potential with investment, structure and strategic direction. Over the years, the Hines Corporation has grown to 12 companies operating on 6 platforms with a highly-diversified portfolio of products and customers.