Matthew Wasson - Masport President
Matthew was appointed President of Masport Vacuum Pump Systems in July 2019 after a successful twenty year career with Cummins where his roles spanned finance, distribution, strategic development and operations.
Nearly fifteen of those years were with the Distribution Business Unit, working with operations and sales personnel, distributors and dealers, OEM's, and end user customers. Products sold through the distribution channel ranged from off-the-shelf parts and components, to highly engineered systems to custom designed packages for OEM's.
As an experienced executive leader, he is passionate about building high-performing teams with a foundation of integrity and turning strategic vision into tactical direction, with a constant eye on long-term objectives. His role at Masport is to continue to transform the business by fine tuning the vision and strategy and looking at how and where we can continue to improve.
“A good leader is always going to grow the business and improve profitability – that part is clear. However, it is critically important how we do that. Firstly, integrity – how you treat people is paramount. Personally, treating others with dignity and respect – whether they are internal or those external to the business – is something I value very highly.”
“At Masport we are driven to exceed our customers’ expectations – not just sell products. We’re in a mode of disruption in lots of industries and I will always be thinking about the future – ensuring we are ready before, during and after the disruption so we are there for our customers when changes happen – developing products and growing our offering – so we are a true market leader and provider of choice for our customers.”
John Gilbert - Sales Manager
John has been an integral part of the Masport team for the past twenty-six years, and with that brings a level of expertise and understanding of the Vacuum Truck Industry our customers have come to depend on.
Through John’s extensive experience serving the Vacuum Truck OEM Market throughout North America in all our key markets (portable toilet, grease, septic, oil and gas, dewatering, stationary systems, and commercial) he offers customers a wealth of knowledge when choosing the right products for their business.
After serving in the US Army as a diesel mechanic, John’s early years with Masport were in the shop, where for seven years he honed his hands-on skills before joining the Sales team in 1995. His niche lies in vane pumps, sizing and trouble-shooting vacuum systems, truck components, field training and rebuilding machines.
John is excited about Masport’s future and he knows trust, familiarity and the longevity of the business are what matters to our customers. He’s looking forward to penetrating the market with new products and working with customers to develop new offerings to help meet their needs and grow their business.
“Being in the industry as long as I have, I know all of our competitors history and product range which I can use to both ours and the customer’s advantage.”
J.R Kidman - Sales Manager
J.R. joins Masport with over eleven years of experience as a sales professional in the Vacuum Truck and Liquid Waste Industry. He brings a vast array of knowledge and skills through his time spent in technical sales, installations, rebuilding, customer support and training. With long-standing experience selling both Masport and competitor products, J.R. knows the quality and reliability of the wares he sells and stands by it 100%.
A Utah local and business graduate, J.R. is taking care of our existing customers and building new relationships in the West, and we are thrilled to have someone so knowledgeable on the ground dedicated to this region.
“This industry is a niche industry, you have relatively long learning curves, and it’s not easy to get into or learn and understand. We’re trying to make the end user’s life a little easier and more straightforward with the equipment we’re supplying. You’re actually building friendships and relationships with people and helping them to build and grow their business.”
Matt Mendiola - Sales Manager
Servicing the West Texas and New Mexico territory with a focus on the Oil & Gas industry, Matt brings youth and exuberance to the Masport team, and with this, a modern approach to selling by utilizing the likes of social media. Matt holds a unique and niche set of skills and his depth of associated technical information and industry knowledge is immense.
Growing up in Hobbs, New Mexico with over eight years gaining experience and respect within the Oil & Gas industry he is an accomplished sales person and an asset to the Masport team.
Hands-on and mechanically minded he has a genuine love of meeting new people and connecting customers with products and solutions to support their businesses.
“This is one of the busiest areas in the country right now for vacuum pumps and liquid waste pumps and for the last six and a half years that is what I’ve specialised in, it’s what I know most about, all the products, all the little accessories it takes to run them – I’m very excited to be part of the Masport team as we expand and grow our presence in the region.”
Matt Gropp - Customer Service
Matt has literally grown up with Masport. His father served seventeen years with the company when Matt was a boy, then when he turned eighteen, full of “overwhelming confidence”, he began his own seventeen year journey with the company.
His hands-on learning began in the shop where he was involved with all aspects of the product, from testing and repairing equipment, to tacking, seam loading, system assembly and painting. He was Production Supervisor for over five years and honed his skills within all areas of production, operations and development through the various positions that he has held.
Matt’s technical aptitude offers customers sound and reliable support. He is always up for a challenge, whether out in the field, over the phone or learning a new computer system. He hasn’t lost that hunger to learn and grow.
“I’ve had my hands dirty, I’ve dusted my knuckles, I’ve built, I’ve touched, I’ve felt pretty much everything we do. Moving from the hands-on side of things, to being able to help our customers by visualising what they’re talking about, and providing solutions based on that practical experience, is now another tool that I can use to assist them.”