Award presented at the 4th Annual Best of MichBusiness Awards and Gala
MichBusiness honored Duperon Corporation with its Succession Success award on November 30 at the 4th Annual Best of MichBusiness Awards and Gala in Detroit. Duperon Corporation, innovator of liquids/solids separation systems for the preliminary treatment and management of water and water resources, is being honored for successfully transitioning family business leadership from one generation to the next.
Terry L. Duperon, inventor of the legendary FlexRake technology, founded Duperon Corporation in 1985 in Saginaw, Michigan, after inventing a simple, adaptable solution for flood control that is still in use today. In 2010, after 25 years of continuous improvements and new inventions, Duperon transitioned from his role as president and CEO to chairman of the board. Daughter Tammy L. Bernier stepped into her father's role after steering the company through significant growth as vice president and COO. Brought on in 2016, WWEMA board member Mark Turpin has successfully transitioned into his role of Duperon Corporation president while Bernier remains in her role as CEO.
"It's a privilege to receive this honor for successful succession. We've been devoted to realizing our plan for succession and sustainability and have continued to build an experienced team and leadership group led by president Mark Turpin," said CEO Tammy L. Bernier. "Terry Duperon fostered a culture of innovation that started with a fresh idea to keep waterways free of debris, sketched on a napkin in the 1970s. The current leadership team is well positioned to continue my father's dream of business being a place to do good while unleashing the passions and gifts of our team."
Other family members at Duperon Corporation are Terry Duperon's daughter, Megan Fenstemaker, senior project manager, and his son-in-law, Dave Wagoner, customer solution and quality assurance manager. A third-generation Duperon, Marketing Manager Sarah Courtright has been an active leader with Duperon Corporation for fifteen years and was recently recognized by Water & Wastes Digest as a young professional dedicated to the advancement of the water industry.
"Family is a core part of our culture at Duperon Corporation, and that extends beyond the family tree," Bernier explained. "Duperon Corporation is a team of extraordinary, dedicated individuals who care and are committed to making a difference in the world of water. The team has become a corporate family that is connected by what can be accomplished with that shared value."
Duperon is the leader in innovative preliminary liquids/solids separation systems. For more than 30 years, Duperon has provided simple solutions for coarse screening, fine screening, low flow screening, perforated screening, washing compacting, and conveying. Duperon technologies are designed and manufactured in Saginaw, Michigan. For more information, visit www.duperon.com.
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SOURCE: Duperon Corporation