Montgomeryville, PA – October 28, 2015: ESW Group®, a leading player in the diesel aftertreatment and emissions testing market, today announced that Patrick Barge is joining ESW Group as its Chief Executive Officer, effective November 2, 2015, bringing more than 25 years of senior leadership and engineering experience. Barge was most recently leading Cummins Emissions Solutions’ (“CES”) European business unit with over $330 million in annual sales.
“We are thrilled to have Patrick join us as CEO at this critical phase of growth for ESW Group,” said Mark Yung, Executive Chairman of ESW Group. “Patrick brings a wealth of experience from Cummins and deep knowledge of diesel engines, aftertreatment systems, and emissions related parts. I look forward to working closely with him to drive growth within our rapidly evolving diesel aftertreatment and emissions market.”
“The ongoing technology and regulatory changes in the diesel market present a significant opportunity, and ESW Group is very well positioned to benefit from this,” said Barge. “ESW Group has a unique vertically-integrated platform, including a market leading diesel emission control business and a best-in-class emissions testing facility, as well as deep engineering talent and an established distribution network. I am excited to leverage my relevant experience and seasoned leadership to help the ESW team achieve the next level of success within the aftermarket and OEM channels, as well as in the development of other potential markets.”
During Barge’s 12 year tenure at Cummins, other than his General Manager role at CES, Barge held various CTO and senior engineering positions across multiple US-based divisions. He was previously Group Director of R&D with Polymer Group in Charlotte, NC. He has a MS École Nationale Supérieure d’ Industries Textiles et Polymers, and a BS Mechanical Engineering from Université de Metz.