United States of America Louis Chenevert the President and COO of UTC visits Sundyne

May. 01, 2007
United States of America

ARVADA, Colo. (May 1, 2007) – Louis Chênevert, the president and chief operating officer of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), visited the Sundyne world headquarters manufacturing facility in Arvada, Colorado Tuesday. Sundyne Corp. is a subsidiary of Hamilton Sundstrand, a business unit of UTC.

Chênevert’s visit to Sundyne included a tour of the manufacturing facility and a review of its engineering and manufacturing best practices with the management team and employees. He toured the 182,000 square foot facility to better understand Sundyne’s operating procedures and standard metrics for process. “I really like what I saw here today, especially the great attitude of the people,” Chênevert told 50 Sundyne employees during a meeting with them following his tour. “Sundyne has a great business model and fits well within the portfolio of UTC companies,” he added.

Chênevert also lauded the Sundyne team for reducing air emissions 74 percent, waste tonnage 68 percent and water consumption 47 percent since the year 2000. “This follows UTC’s model for demonstrating that what is good for the environment can also be very good for business,” he said.

The president of the Hamilton Sundstrand industrial division Stephen Oswald also participated in the Sundyne facility visit. Both he and Chenevert were guided through the processes for engineering and manufacturing of high-speed centrifugal pumps and compressors. “Sundyne is a world class manufacturer which exports 60% of their products. The company has a bright future as it continues to improve through the UTC continuous improvement program titled Achieving Competitive Excellence™ (ACE),” said Oswald.

The Sundyne headquarters is one of the company’s six global manufacturing facilities including England, France, Germany, China, and a joint venture in Japan. “Our global footprint makes it easy for customers to purchase and maintain the Sundyne family of pumps and compressors in some of the harshest environments,” said Phil Ruffner, president of Sundyne Corp. “Sundyne has the highly educated engineering talent necessary to provide technology to the hydrocarbon and chemical processing industries in a global economy,” added Ruffner.

Sundyne manufactures American Petroleum Institute (API) standard process, medium duty, sealless magnetic drive, and sanitary pumps as well as high-speed centrifugal compressors that fill a wide range of purposes for hydrocarbon, chemical, pharmaceutical, bio-ethanol, food and beverage processing industries.

About Sundyne Corp.
Headquartered in Arvada, Colo. Sundyne Corp. is a leading global manufacturer of engineered pumps and compressors serving process industries worldwide. Sundyne Corp. is an industrial business of Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. Additional information can be found at www.sundyne.com. Hamilton Sundstrand, based in Windsor Locks, Conn., is among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically-advanced aerospace and industrial products. The company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. With 2006 revenues of $4.4 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 17,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.