Lufkin announces the appointment of Saeid Rahimian as its new chief executive officer. According to a company spokesperson, Rahimian possesses a demonstrated track record of success in over thirty years in the oil and gas industry. In his most recent role as the CEO of Aereon, a global provider of vapor recovery systems, custom flares, and low emission, engineered combustors, Rahimian led a successful merger of Aereon with Cimarron Energy.

Prior to Aereon, Rahimian spent nearly four years as the CEO of Gardner Denver Energy Group, where he led four divisions with 1,800 employees and manufacturing and service facilities on four continents. Under Rahimian’s leadership, the business achieved exceptional growth and profitability and completed two highly-accretive strategic acquisitions.

Rahimian began his career with Robbins and Myers, where he spent thirty years with increasing responsibilities, leading various segments including the largest group, Robbins and Myers Energy Systems. During his tenure at Robbins and Myers, Rahimian led several key acquisitions and guided their successful integration. Rahimian was instrumental in the $2.5 billion merger of Robbins and Myers with National Oilwell Varco in 2013.