August 1, 2013- Derrick Deakins has been appointed president of Bishop Lifting Products, Inc., effective Aug. 1, 2013.
“Derrick joined Bishop Lifting Products as Chief Financial Officer in 2007 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer earlier this year. He has been instrumental in the development and execution of both our tactical as well as our strategic plans and is a valuable part of our executive management team”, said Otis Dufrene, CEO of SBP Holdings, Bishop’s parent company where Deakins is also a member of the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Bishop Lifting Products Deakins held senior finance and engineering positions with Shell Oil Company and Hewlett Packard. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.