Eric Grupp

Eric Grupp

Director of Business Development

Mr. Grupp is Director of Business Development for Crissair. He has responsibility for all of the sales and marketing activities within the company. Prior to taking over business development in 2013, Eric spent 13 years in the engineering department of Canyon Engineering, which was acquired by ESCO and merged with Crissair in June of 2013. He gained valuable experience as a project engineer and went on to lead the department as the Chief Engineer. Eric initiated and led the development programs of several complex product lines that have proven to be quite successful for the company, including solenoid operated shutoff valves, system relief valves, and priority valves. His role as acting general manager before and during the acquisition process helped facilitate a smooth merger between Canyon Engineering and Crissair. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and is currently working on an Executive MBA from Washington State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California and is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).