In a continued effort to deliver the best customer service in the industry, EBARA International Corporation Fluid Handling Division, a leading provider of water and wastewater pumps, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Jake Faulkenberry to the position of Aftermarket Service Manager as Mr. Jeff Leeper retires from EIC-FHD, following a remarkable 43 years in the pump industry.

Jake’s knowledge and remarkable attention to customer service have been built on the foundation of his eighteen years with EBARA. Jake joined the Fluid Handling Division (FHD) in shipping/receiving and was then promoted to lead stainless steel mechanic after one year. Jake’s extensive knowledge of the EBARA product comes from his vital thirteen-year work as a mechanic and as a customer service representative with FHD. Most recently as technical aftermarket customer service coordinator, Jake handled multiple application and field responsibilities.

“Jake has handled multiple application and field responsibilities in the past several years, including many on-site technical training seminars for our distributors and customers,” stated Rick Thompson, Vice President, EIC-FHD. “Jake is well-liked and respected by our customers. Although we will miss Jeff (Leeper) and his vast pump industry knowledge, I have complete confidence Jake will assume the role of manager, seamlessly.”


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EBARA International Corporation (EIC, is an American subsidiary of EBARA Corporation, Japan. Representing the North American portion of the global pump and fluid machinery manufacturer, EIC encompasses three divisions, Cryodynamics, Fluid Handling, and North American Custom Pump.

The Fluid Handling Division ( provides engineered pump, pump products and related services for the water, wastewater, sewage, commercial, industrial and municipal industries offering reliable product knowledge, application expertise and responsive support including aftermarket replacement parts services. EBARA Fluid Handling Division maintains inventory that allows it to assemble, test, and ship pump units and offer a 24-hour quick-ship program for stainless steel stock pumps and parts and 3 to 5 day shipments on cast iron submersible pumps up to 60 HP. Recognizing the continued strain on water and wastewater facilities and infrastructures with increased maintenance, energy, and environmental demands and costs, EBARA Fluid Handling Division strives to deploy the best water, wastewater pumps, pump products, and technologies to meet these requirements.

Founded in 1912, EBARA Corporation ( is recognized as a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of industrial machinery with a predominant focus on the production of pumps, pumping systems and compressors for a wide range of applications. Ebara remains the largest single brand pump company in the world and develops high quality, efficient products and key system components for the fields of water supply, energy and environmental issues.

Marketing Communications Manager
EBARA Fluid Handling
(803) 327-5005