KSB Pumps names new Canadian president
December 9, 2009 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mississauga, Ont.-based KSB Pumps Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of the KSB Group, has appointed Michael Blundell as president, effective Dec. 1.
Blundell previously served as national accounts manager for energy and industry products at KSB Canada. He is a native of New Zealand and a graduate of the University of Portsmouth (UK) in electronic engineering.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to lead KSB’s local operations,” he says. “Having worked at KSB for over five years, I know the people and the business environment. I intend to build on the successes of my predecessor and continue the key priority of growing the business in Canada. Two supporting goals will be to further develop KSB’s image as a premium manufacturer and to foster a work environment that will help us continue to attract and retain top quality staff.”
Blundell is succeeding Jens-Uwe Strunk, who served as president since 2004 and who will be assuming responsibility of KSB’s extensive service organization in Northern Europe.
“I’ve very much enjoyed my time in Canada and made many good friends," Strunk says. "However, now’s the time to pass the baton and I expect Mike to do a great job.”
KSB Pumps Inc. is a member of the KSB Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pumps, valves and systems. Its product portfolio consists of more than 3,000 different off-the-shelf pumps and valves — and thousands of engineered and customized solutions. KSB Canada has specialized in providing reliable pump solutions for the most challenging applications in industrial and utility power plants, environmental (water and wastewater) facilities and industrial processes.