History of Trinity Pump Products
Robert E. Oklejas
Robert E. Oklejas (Rob) started his career in the pump industry over 20 years ago with Pump Engineering, Inc. (PEI). His work with PEI primarily involved building a Swiss sales & service facility to support the European and Middle East reverse osmosis industry. Pump Engineering, Inc. focused on developing and manufacturing pumps, parts and supplying various services to the Reverse Osmosis market. Rob went on to be the founder and managing director of Trinity Pumpenwerk GmbH in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Trinity Pumpenwerk focused on providing pumps, parts and service to the European Horizontal Directional Drilling market. This company was sold to Prime Drilling GmbH (a major horizontal directional drilling rig manufacturer) in July, 2012. Returning to the USA after the sale of Trinity Pumpenwerk, Rob and his wife Laura created TRINITY Pumpworks to provide high quality, market driven pump products to select markets.
Rob was born in Monroe, MI and studied business commerce and manufacturing processes. Robert is a decorated US Army combat infantryman having served in both the Desert Storm and Desert Shield conflicts. Having lived in and traveled extensively through Europe and the Middle East, Robert has at least cursory knowledge of several languages and is especially fluent in German.
Laura Oklejas first entered the pump industry 20 years ago with Pump Engineering, Inc. (PEI). She held a variety of positions with PEI with a focus on sales and service to reciprocating pump customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Russia. She left the pump industry for a few years to work as a business intelligence analyst for ROCHE pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland where she performed market research duties and due diligence in the strategic acquisitions and joint ventures department.
In 2008, Laura joined Trinity Pumpenwerk GmbH in Weil am Rhein, Germany as co-owner and General Operations manager. In 2013, they formed TRINITY Pumpworks in Monroe, MI.
Laura was born in Romania and is fluent in English, German, French and Romanian. She also has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian. She is a graduate of the University Polytechnic Bucharest where she studied mathematics & physics. She has completed studies in business and chemistry.
On January 1st, 2020, Trinity Pumpworks was purchased by Buckhorn Pumps, Inc. Trinity Pumpworks was dissolved and all assets moved to our primary location in Stephenville, TX. Trinity brand products will continue on with the same quality and craftsmanship with a primary focus on the TP Series Piston Pumps designed exclusively for the HDD market.