One-On-One: A Conversation With Scott Buckhout, President And CEO Of Cooper Machinery Services

Scott Buckhout has been named president and CEO of Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper). He takes the reins of the Houston-based provider of natural gas engines, compressors, and aftersales products and services four years after BHGE sold its Reciprocating Compressor Division to Arcline Investment Management, returning Cooper to independent operation. Since 2019, the company has made myriad investments that have expanded its product and service offerings and streamlined operations.

Buckhout has more than 20 years of senior leadership with global industrial/ energy original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Most recently, he was the CEO of CIRCOR International Inc. Before that, he led the Fire and Security Division of United Technologies Corp. Buckhout has an aerospace engineering degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Gas Compression Magazine spoke with Buckhout about the challenges and opportunities facing the industry today and what lies ahead for Cooper.

Q: In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges facing the gas compression industry today? What is Cooper doing to meet these challenges?

A: As we look across the industry, we see three primary challenges: supply chain volatility and inflation, potential emissions regulations, and an aging workforce.

The most immediate challenge we have is the … Click here to continue reading this article in digital issue of April 2023 Gas Compression Magazine.

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