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The Hope Group owns and operates nine Parker Stores at its branch locations in New England providing "while you wait" replacement of hose assemblies and immediate on-hand access to 3,000 Parker hose, fittings and adapters.

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New Year Brings Change To The
Leadership of Hope Air Systems

Northborough MA (01-03-2011) – Hope Air Systems begins the New Year with a change of leadership at the top, according to Carey Rhoten, CEO of THG Corporation, parent company of Hope Air Systems. Effective today, Brian Sanborn, Sales Manager and Jim Levesque, Service Manager will share responsibility for guiding the company as a result of Peter Rhoten having stepped down as President. Pete will continue as a technical consultant and advisor for international sales, operating from his home in Florida.

Brian Sanborn, who has been a Territory Sales Manager for the past eight years, has assumed the role of Sales and Marketing Manager. He will operate from the Northborough MA office and continue his role as a Territory Manager for Central Massachusetts. Jim Levesque, who has been Service and Customer Service Manager for the past five years, will continue in his role directing the service and inside customer service team. The Service team operates a fleet of service vehicles, which are dispatched from the Northborough MA location.

Carey Rhoten, CEO of THG Corporation, and Jay Hannon, CFO of THG Corporation will continue to preside as officers of Hope Air Systems. In announcing the change, Carey Rhoten said, "Day to day operation of Hope Air Systems is now a shared responsibility of Brian and Jim. We have confidence, based on their years of dedicated service, that they will be able to grow the business in the years ahead."

Hope Air Systems has been an integral part of THG Corporation for 50 years, selling, renting and servicing compressed air systems and accessories. Today, the company features Kaeser rotary compressors, Champion reciprocating compressors, Kobelco oil-free compressors and FS Elliott centrifugal compressors. The company provides sales and service to all six New England states.



Fitchburg (circa 1933)
Since 1933, The Hope Group has been serving the industrial requirements of the region, specializing in rubber products and eventually in fluid power and compressed air. The Hope Air Systems division began in the early 1970's and emerged over the ensuing 40 years as the premier supplier of rotary screw and reciprocating air compressors in New England. The company operated out of facilities in Fitchburg MA until its relocation during the 1980's to Northborough MA.


Northborough (circa 1985)
After its relocation to a newly constructed 60,000 sq ft warehouse, manufacturing and office complex in Northborough MA, The Hope Group continued its expansion with various acquisitions ultimately opening seven Parker Stores, which provided Hope Air Systems with distribution centers in nine locations in five New England states. Hope Air Systems secured the New England franchise for Kaeser Compressors in 2005 and has been the leading rotary screw compressor provider in the region.
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