CUSTOM DESIGN, FABRICATION, INSTALLATION, AND SERVICE OF LIQUID AND POWDER COATING SYSTEMS, FLUID TRANSFER SYSTEMS, SPRAY APPLICATION EQUIPMENT, AND COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS
Meet The SFS Team
Our dedicated staff is available to assist you with all of your project, service and equipment needs.
Bill MichellLead Project Engineer and Designer
Bill has over 20 years of experience in the Automotive Technology, Electronic and Electrical Engineering fields. He has proven ability and experience in designing, planning, managing and implementing projects from electronic/automotive assembly robotics controls to corrosion control technologies on paint application equipment, paint booths, cure ovens, material handling systems and all types of coating systems. Bill is acting Principal/Owner for Southern Fluid Systems, Inc.
Sam TorreyIndustrial Sales / Project Management
Sam has 15+ years of experience in assessing, evaluating and implementing corrosion control technologies in controlled and field conditions on paint application equipment, paint booths (powder and liquid), cure ovens, conveyorized material handling systems and coating systems. Currently he is the equipment lead in the design, development and execution of the Marine Corp’s Corrosion Prevention And Control (CPAC) program.
Salleigh GrubbsGeneral Manager
Salleigh oversees the day-to-day operations of SFS. She brings over 25 years in the coatings industry coupled with corporate governance and management expertise. Her understanding of coatings and the manufacturing process enables her to truly comprehend the challenges customers go through and assist them in making smart choices for their process.
Thomas WilliamsInside Sales & Training
Thomas comes to Southern Fluid Systems after spending more than twenty (20) years in the liquid and powder coating profession. A hands on professional, Thomas knows the in’s and out’s of running a paint shop for automotive and in more recent years, powder coating. Knowledgeable about hand guns for both liquid and powder, he is able to help customers troubleshoot a myriad of issues. Utilizing his hands on experience, he is able to guide customers to the most effective and efficient choices.
Brian TysonPurchasing Manager
Brian has been with Southern Fluid Systems for more than fifteen (15) years. Brian acts as a liaison with our distributors and makes all purchases not only for stock inventory but for custom jobs as well. He is a repository of equipment information which includes compressors, spray guns (both liquid and powder), AMU’s, spray booths, sanding booths, vacuum systems and pumps. If there’s a need – Brian can source the correct part!
In my previous life, I managed dozens of vendor relationships with an $800M annual spend. I’ve worked with countless suppliers both domestic and abroad across a range of B2B disciplines and the people at Southern Fluid Systems are by far the best business partners I’ve ever worked with. So I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to you, Chase, and the whole crew for going above and beyond in helping me keep my little ship afloat. Take care and many thanks.
"As a custom coater having a dependable, reputable and cost conscious equipment partner is a must. We have that in Southern Fluid Systems, Inc. Since we have been in business over 25 years, SFS has been our go to for equipment upgrades and repairs. Their service people are well trained in servicing our compressors, spray booths and ovens. We’ve also had issues with pumps in our wash system and they have always gotten us up and running when things are down."
"Southern Fluid Systems sells top-quality and state-of-the-art equipment when it comes to any coating application. Lead times are short and they always seem to know what fits the application. We love having them as a Vendor."
"A few weeks ago we were running production on the weekend. Due to a power surge we were completely knocked out. After having our electrician go through things and get us back up and running, our oven and compressor would not come back on. I made a call to Southern Fluids on a Saturday evening. By Sunday morning we were back on line. They can handle whatever issues we have."
"We contracted with Southern Fluid Systems to build a new finishing system. Best decision I ever made. We had plans to us in no time, the costs were within our budget – and the project went off without a hitch. We have more than doubled our production capabilities with the plan they put in place and we have also lowered production costs. All through the process they were great to work with and they’ve put together a huge showpiece for our manufacturing facility. We would definitely use them again."