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Pump maker makes Canadian president head of the US too


Industry

February 18, 2015
By Bill Roebuck


Industries
Mike Blundell.

Mike Blundell.

Mississauga, ON – Michael Blundell, president of KSB’s Canadian subsidiary, has been appointed president of KSB Group’s USA operation, headquartered in Richmond, VA. The KSB Group, an international manufacturer of pumps, valves and related systems, is headquartered in Frankenthal, Germany.

Blundell will work to align the management and strategy in the two North American countries. “This is a very exciting opportunity,” he says. “KSB has a worldwide reputation for technical excellence and innovative products. I strongly believe that the company’s focus on providing customers with the best in reliable, energy-efficient pumping solutions will assure us success in the future.”

“We are confident that Mike’s energy and commitment will help grow KSB’s presence and profile in North America,” says Klaus Barmann, KSB’s North American regional executive officer.

Blundell is a native of New Zealand and graduated from the University of Portsmouth (UK) in electronic engineering.

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The Germany-based KSB Group, which generated a global turnover of €2.184 billion in 2014, has been involved in pump technology for over 140 years. The Group’s US subsidiary, KSB Inc., began operations in 1974 and provides US customers with equipment and services for a wide range of fluid handling applications, including municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems, manufacturing industries and power generation. It currently employs 79 staff at several locations across the US. KSB Canada provides a similar range of products and services to customers in Canada from its Mississauga head office and from its regional offices in Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton.