Founded in 1981, Anchor Pump has been supplying Quality Products to Industrial Customers with an emphasis on service. In 2006, we acquired Kriebel Engineered Equipment to increase our customer base, expertise, and product offering. In 2009, we added Pumping Equipment Company (PECO) in NJ to our growing firm. Finally, in 2018, we added F.T. Thomas Pump to the group. We now offer the largest, most experienced field sales team in our market of PA, NJ, Metropolitan NY, DE and parts of WV. In July of 2018, we became part of INSCO Group, a division of Flow Control Group.
Anchor Pump is dedicated to providing service you will appreciate. We have increased staffing, doubled our inventory, moved to a new centrally located warehouse, and computerized all of our operations. Through our commitment, experience, and expertise, Anchor Pump strives to establish a business relationship with our customers that will be mutually beneficial.
Anchor Pump distributes Peerless Pumps, Grundfos, as well as many other Industrial Pumps,Variable Frequency Drives, Seals, and Related Engineered Equipment. We provide service and also conduct training seminars throughout the year.
2014 Grundfos Industry Partner
of the Year
2013 Grundfos Industry Partner
of the Year
2007 Peerless Pump
President's Award Winner
Meet Our Team:
Jim Tallia, P.E., D.B.A.
Jim started his career working for a major petroleum refiner, moved to a lubricant distributor, and eventually became an owner in an architectural product manufacturer that he sold to a Fortune 500 company. Jim acquired Anchor Sales Associates, Inc. in 2003, Kriebel Engineered Equipment Ltd. in 2006, and Pumping Equipment Company in 2009. In 2014, the consolidated companies were renamed Anchor Pump and Engineered Equipment . In 2018, Jim added F.T. Thomas Pump in Pittsburgh to Anchor Pump before joining the Flow Control Group. Dr. Tallia is a licensed engineer and received his B.E. and M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology , his M.B.A from the University of Southern California, and his D.B.A. (dissertation) from the University of Phoenix.
Doug Kriebel, P.E.
After almost 20 years as sales engineer and regional manager with one of the world’s largest pump manufacturers, Doug started Kriebel Engineered Equipment, Inc., in 1989. Now, after 40 years of industrial equipment sales in the Greater Delaware Valley, Doug combines his experience in large projects and pump instruction to assist engineers at consulting firms, chemical and pharmaceutical corporate headquarters and refineries. Doug has a B.S.Ch.E. degree from Michigan Tech, is a licensed engineer, a member of AIChE and the 2011 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year.Doug has been an instructor at the Pump Users Expo sponsored by Pumps and Systems Magazine. For more information, visit www.pump-zone.com.
Charlie’s first meaningful job was with A-C Supply Co. from 1963 through 1981. A-C Supply specialized in power transmission, material handling, motors, pumps and air compressors. Charlie was a founding member of Anchor Sales Associates in 1981. He served as President, Board Chairman, and most rewardingly as Sales Manager. Our first major lines were Peerless Pump.As Anchor has expanded over the last seven years, Charlie has served as one of our specialists in pumps and VFDs providing training and sales support as well as handling key accounts. Charlie has a total of over fifty years of industrial sales service in the Delaware Valley. Charlie passed away in early 2021. We will all miss him.
Ralph Messersmith (Retired)
Ralph was born and raised in NJ and still here. He Graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in engineering. Immediately after graduating Ralph went to work for Ingersoll Rand. He took time out for active duty, 2nd Lt. Army Engineers and ended up at Ft. Dix building rifle ranges.When returning to the civilian work force he went to work for Layne & Bowler NYC in sales for 6 years. His career path then took him to Pumping Equipment Co. (PECo) NJ as VP and eventually President and owner. With the merger with Anchor Sales Ralph covers North/Central New Jersey & NYC Territory Key Accounts and Manager. Ralph sold to Anchor Pump in 2009 and retired from Anchor Pump in 2015.
Lisa Walton, P.E. (Retired)
Nine years of engineering for a major A/E consulting firm provided Lisa with a strong base in process system design, along with equipment specification and evaluation. Since joining in 1997, her ability to analyze installations has provided an added benefit to our northeastern PA clients. Lisa received her B.S.M.E from Valparaiso University and her M.S.M.E. from Drexel. She is a licensed engineer, and was honored in 1996 as the Young Engineer of the Year by the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia. She is a member of NSPE, PSPE and serves on the executive board of the Lehigh Valley SWE section. Lisa retired very early in 2019.
Along with covering Philadelphia and the surrounding counties for all our equipment Frank is our lead Nederman salesman. His over twenty years of sales experience including two working directly for Nederman enable him to analyze, define and solve our clients’ dust and fume problems. Frank has a B.S.B.A from Widener University and spends weekends tinkering with his current classic car and is on the board of the Philadelphia American Welding Society (AWS).
Bob Joined Anchor Sales in April of 2011. He provides sales and technical support to Northern New Jersey, the southern counties of New York State as well as the 5 boroughs of New York City. Bob brings a very successful sales history to Anchor mostly in a Chemical Specialty technical sales capacity. Bob’s sales efforts have assisted major manufacturers of paints, coatings, inks adhesives, plastics and personal care in new product formulations and enhancements.Bob’s educational background was strongly rooted in the Biology and Chemistry fields and he plans to pursue his MBA once he successfully expands and supports sales for Anchor Sales in his territory. Bob is also our product manager for Wastech Controls and Engineering and has become our water treatment expert.
Raised here in the Delaware Valley, Rob came to the team in 1994 fresh out of West Virginia University. Now as the office and inside application engineering manager, Rob offers solutions and answers to customers’ needs and coordinates activities between customers and our outside sales force. Rob received a B.S.I.E. from W.V.U. and is putting his Eagle Scout rank back to work as an active leader in his local Boy Scout troop.
Gerry Miller (Retired)
Gerry joined Anchor Sales in August of 2007. His primary focus is sizing and quoting pumps for customer’s conditions. Gerry has over 40 years of experience in the industrial equipment industry having worked for ProMinent as regional manager and owning his own pump rep firm. Gerry grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Penn State with a degree in Civil Engineering. In his spare time, Gerry plays golf and spends time with his family and enjoys traveling to Hawaii annually with his wife. Gerry retired from Anchor Pump in 2018.
Devin joined Anchor Sales in August of 2010. His primary focus is sizing and quoting Variable Frequency Drives as well as customer service for pumps and parts. Devin has years of motor, VFD, alignment and vibration experience having worked for local motor shops in both sales and service.In addition to going to school for learning computer networking systems in his spare time, Devin repairs computers and spends time with his family.
Steve joined Anchor Pump in July of 2017 as south-central PA Regional Manager. Steve has 15 years of industrial product sales experience in and around the York, PA area. He will service Anchor’s existing customers in his territory as well as introduce our complete product line to new industrial businesses and engineering firms. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Lebanon Valley College where he played football and ran track in his spare time. Steve lives in the York, PA area with his wife and three daughters. Steve and his wife are active members of the York Area Down Syndrome Association. Steve also enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling with his family.
A resident of Doylestown, PA, Mike has been with Anchor Pump since March of 2017. His work ethic and positive interactions with customers has made him an asset to the Anchor Pump team. Mike is skilled in serving customers and is always ready with a solution to any complaint. He makes it a point to be as available to Anchor Pump customers as possible, and does so day in and day out. Outside of Anchor Pump, Mike is a personal trainer who focuses on positive lifestyle changes.
Aaron joined the Anchor team back in 2018 when Anchor Pump acquired F.T. Thomas Pump & Supply in Pittsburgh PA. F.T. Thomas Pump has been providing sales and service in Western PA and West Virginia since 1940 . After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2003 with degrees in Biology and General Science, Aaron taught Science at a local High School in Pittsburgh for 7 years, before joining F.T. Thomas pump in 2011. Aaron's Dad, Dean Colwes, was the owner of F.T. Thomas Pump until he retired in 2018. Aaron started his pump career in the service dept., and then quickly jumped into sales, and now manages the F.T. Thomas Branch of Anchor Sales Associates. His ability to specify problem solving solutions to difficult applications is a valuable asset to our sales team.
Mike joined Anchor Pump in June of 2017 as Service Manager. Mike has been working on industrial equipment for over 30 years and brings extensive pump knowledge to Anchor Pump. He will supervise pump repairs in our new shop as well as perform installations, repairs, alignments, and preventative maintenance at customer sites. Mike grew up in and still lives in Bucks County, PA with his wife and two sons. Mike enjoys fixing cars and hunting in his spare time.
Tim joined Anchor pump in May of 2018 as a pump mechanic. Tim has been working in the pump and industrial field since coming out of high school with 35 years experience. Starting with submersible and water booster pumps, Tim progressed to industrial and sanitary pumps then on to Fire truck pumps. Tim has extensive mechanical skills and life experiences that make him an excellent troubleshooter either with mechanical or electrical issues. Tim coordinates and completes the shop evaluations and repairs here at Anchor. Tim grew up in Bucks County and currently resides in Montgomery county with his wife and 2 daughters. Tim enjoys restoring antique equipment as well as hunting in his spare time.