Proven Experts in Combustible Dust Management

We specialize in protecting your facility from the effects of dust explosions. With over 40 years of combined experience in bulk powder processing and combustible dust management, our team is ready to provide customized engineering solutions that are practical, economical, and most importantly safe.

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David Hakes

Founder & President

David Hakes is the President of XP Products and has over 30 years of experience with Combustible Dusts in all Industries across North America. He is a Mechanical Engineer (BSME) from Bradley University with multiple patents related to Dust Explosion Protection equipment.

David has extensive experience with powder and dust handling with all manufacturing industries including: Food and Beverage, Furniture and Lumber, Chemicals, Plastics/Polymers, Metal Processing, Aerospace and Consumer Products. Conducted over 100 DHA’s (Dust Hazard Analysis) throughout North America. He holds multiple patents associated with Dust Collection and Equipment Isolation systems.

David White

Director of Marketing &Operations

David White brings 30 years of experience as a private equity and real estate investment professional to his role as Director of Marketing & Operations. He is responsible for developing and executing XP’s growth strategy, including a national sales and marketing strategy and implementing best in class operating procedures for XP’s production and financial operations.

With extensive experience in strategic financial, operations and risk management, David has originated and managed private equity transactions valued at more than $2.5 billion in industries including telecommunications, environmental services and engineering, logistics, nanotechnology and healthcare, and led investments responsible for the acquisition, development and management of more than $2 billion in residential and commercial property.  He earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Bart Mariani

Engineering Manager

Bart has over 25 years of experience in Bulk Powder Handling and Dust Collection.  Bart brings extensive experience with custom equipment and machine design using the latest CAD and 3D Design software.

He brings valuable process knowledge and design associated with Polymer/Plastics manufacturing, Food Processing and Automation, Furniture and Wood Processing, Specialty Chemicals and Consumer Products

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"The XP Products Drum Kit saved us thousands of dollars in installation costs versus rotary valves. Our operators love the easy to use hydraulic drum lift for removing drums for waste disposal."

—John P., Sunstar

"I strongly recommend using the XP Products Drum Kit in place of rotary valves for all dust collector applications. This piece of equipment is a no-brainer. Simple, safe and operator friendly."

—Kyle A., Unilever

"Easy to install and ergonomic. No need for 3 phase power (vs rotary valves). The XP Products Drum Kit will become a standard for us at all of our North American plants."

—Jay C., Power Packaging

Leading Brands Trust XP for Explosion Isolation

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