About

Don Olson

Water Hydraulics Innovator

and BOC Founder

Founded in 1993 by Donald R. Olson, a former Executive Vice President and Chief Engineer of Hunt Valve Corporation, BOC Water Hydraulics has evolved into the industry leader for descale valves, decoking valves, mill cylinder repairs and the highest quality engineering designs for a variety of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Spanning 5 decades, Donald Olson earned a global reputation as an innovator in water hydraulics and is the architect of many highly successful and patented product lines including descale valves and control valves. His innovative spirit, demand for quality, and desire to produce more durable, longer lasting products for the manufacturing industry remain the foundation of BOC Water Hydraulics today. As more companies transition from older Hunt and Elwood valves to BOC valves, our company continues to grow in the marketplace, adding newer, more advanced product lines that are more reliable and cost effective than those offered by the traditional segment suppliers. Our products range from cartridge type valves to highly durable steel-on-steel cylinders. We offer a wide variety of services from component supply to complete applications design and build. BOC's innovative product line have set the industry standard and continue to be quickly adopted by the market place.

Located in Salem, Ohio since the founding of the company, BOC reinvested in the company, and the area, by breaking ground on a $3 million expansion project in 2012. With it came a new corporate headquarters office, along with a state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The company continues to operate at this location today.

 
 

Leadership Team

 
Todd Olson

Todd Olson

President & Owner

Todd was raised in Salem, Ohio, and graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1985 with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He served 2 tours in the United States Navy. He is also a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a Master's of Science degree in Industrial Administration.

Don Olson

Don Olson

Founder & VP of Engineering
 
Don was raised in Harmony, PA. He joined the United States Navy in 1953 and served 3 tours as a Machinists Mate. He was the Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Hunt Valve Company for 28 years before founding BOC Water Hydraulics.
Tim Harrington

Tim Harrington

VP of Operations

Tim was raised in Salem, Ohio, and graduated from Youngstown University with a degree in Finance and Economics. He served 25 years in the United States Navy and retired at the rank of Captain in 2014. He is also a graduate of the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business where he earned his Masters of Business Administration and Duke University's Executive Education Advanced Management Program.
Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick

Controller
 
Brian was raised in Austintown, Ohio. He graduated from Youngstown State University in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Brian is a CPA with 12 years experience in public accounting and 18 years in the private sector.
John Fisher

John Fisher

VP of Sales
 
John was raised in Akron, Ohio where he attended Akron University. He began his career in fluid power with Bellows International in 1967. He has specialized in water hydraulics for over 40 years. He is a Certified Fluid Power Specialist.
Jeff DeCort

Jeff DeCort

Chief Engineer
 
Jeff was born and raised in Salem, Ohio and began his lifelong work in manufacturing as a teenager in his family's splint wooden basket factory. Jeff graduated from Salem High School and attended Kent State University. He has over 35 years of manufacturing and engineering experience.
 

The BOC Team

Vint Bossert

Vint Bossert

Director, Maritime & Auxiliary Systems

Vinton is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and formerly served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Marine Design Center for 33 years, retiring in February 2015. He was the Senior Specialist for Marine Engineering specializing as the USACE-wide/DODwide/Government-wide marine engineering expert in dredges, dredging equipment, and ancillary and auxiliary systems associated with dredging.

Ethan Bostwick

Ethan Bostwick

Production Manager

Ethan was raised in Salem, Ohio, where he attended Salem High School. He is a graduate of Youngstown State University, earning a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Ethan earned his Master's of Business Administration from Youngstown State's Williamson College of Business.
Andy Clutter

Andy Clutter

Director of Marketing

Andy was raised in Salem, Ohio, where he attended Salem High School. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Union, earning a Business Administration degree with concentrations in Marketing and Management. He has over 9 years of marketing experience, focusing on branding and product management.

Bob Guy

Bob Guy

Field Service & Repairs

Bob was raised in Lisbon, Ohio and attended David Anderson High School. He has 30+ years of fluid power and engineering experience.

Dave Martin

Dave Martin

Lead Machinist

Dave was born in Columbiana, OH and attended Columbiana High School. He graduated from the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center and has over 25 years of machining experience.

Andy Sox

Andy Sox

Assembly Manager

Andy was raised in Salem, Ohio. He attended South Range High School as well as the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center for Precision Machining. He is currently attending Kent State University for Mechanical Engineering. He has over 10 years experience in the Fluid Power Industry at BOC Water Hydraulics Inc.

Sam Trimm

Sam Trimm

Engineer

Sam serves as an Engineer for BOC, working closely with customers to design specific products to fit their applications. He has been with BOC for over 4 years after graduating from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
Jeff VanBlaircom

Jeff VanBlaircom

Sales (Chicago Area)

Jeff was raised in Demotte, IN and served in the United States Marine Corps. Before joining the BOC Team, he was a Maintenance Manager at US Steel Gary Works 84" Hot Strip Mill.

 

Ed Wrask

Ed Wrask

Sales

Ed was born in Salem, Ohio and attended Salem High School and Youngstown State University. He has been on the BOC team for 10 years and has extensive experience with BOC's product line.

 

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