Viresh Sitapara, a local business owner and engineer, is the owner of PIRTEK in Gastonia, North Carolina. The center features four 24/7 mobile service vehicles and is staffed by a team of five fluid transfer solutions technicians. The service center is one of three in North Carolina, with one in Greensboro and another in Charlotte. Mr. Sitapara, who is originally from India, has a background in engineering and a career spanning such fields as the space industry and medical technology. During his years working for a welding company, Mr. Sitapara was responsible for the manufacture of about two million hoses.