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Flow International makes LeBlanc president

Dick LeBlanc was named President of Flow International Corp. effective immediately. LeBlanc will report directly to the Waterjet Holdings President & CEO David Savage. LeBlanc most recently served as the EVP of Global Sales and Marketing for Flow, which develops and makes industrial waterjet machines for cutting applications. Waterjet Holdings, which is backed by American Industrial Partners, acquired Flow in January.


KENT, WA–(Marketwired – October 16, 2014) – Flow International Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting applications, announces the appointment of Dick LeBlanc to President of Flow Waterjet, effective immediately. LeBlanc will report directly to the Waterjet Holdings President & CEO David Savage, focusing on advancing customer satisfaction and new product technologies.

“Dick is an outstanding leader committed to helping customers grow their business by leveraging Flow’s expertise,” says Savage. “His grassroots knowledge of the waterjet business and our customers is the perfect complement to our strategic focus on customer service and technology”.

A 30-year Flow veteran, LeBlanc most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Flow, where he led the global expansion of Flow’s sales and marketing excellence.

“I’ve always been involved in the manufacturing industry, but 30 years ago I really fell for and devoted my career to the waterjet industry,” says LeBlanc. “I look forward to continue working with this great team and wonderful customers to further the waterjet industry.”

LeBlanc joined Flow in 1994 as Vice President of Sales and has been responsible for various departments over the years including Sales, Technical Service, Project Management, Marketing and Surface Preparation. Prior to joining the company, LeBlanc was employed by the ASI Robotic Systems Division of Cargill Detroit Corporation for 10 years, which was later purchased by Flow.

About Flow International
Flow International Corporation, the world leading provider of waterjet technology, is a global technology-based manufacturing company committed to providing a world class customer experience. The Company offers technological leadership and exceptional waterjet performance to a wide-ranging customer base, benefiting many cutting applications, delivering profitable waterjet solutions and dynamic business growth opportunities to our customers. For more information, visit

About Waterjet Holdings
Waterjet Holdings is a privately owned corporation whose portfolio consists of four operating companies which provide industry-leading waterjet solutions to customers worldwide.

About American Industrial Partners
American Industrial Partners (“AIP”) is an operationally-oriented middle market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American based industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets.