Family-owned for the past 50 years, Liberty Pumps recently implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan for its employees. “The ESOP will not change company operations,” said Charlie Cook, Liberty Pumps president and CEO. “Our current leadership team is outstanding and will remain in place. The ESOP will enhance an already positive culture where our members (employees) feel empowered, appreciated and respected. We believe the ESOP will take this to the next level. When a customer calls in, they will now be speaking to an owner.”