United States of America Sundyne announces new corporate leadership transition

Oct. 26, 2011
United States of America

Arvada, Colo., Oct. 26, 2011 - Sundyne Corp. recently announced that Jeff Wiemelt has been named president. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Wiemelt will assume the responsibilities for providing leadership and general management direction for Sundyne, including the advancement of profitable growth for worldwide operations.

He succeeds Phil Ruffner who has elected to retire after a distinguished 38-year career with Sundyne and Hamilton Sundstrand.

Wiemelt joined Sundyne in 1988 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in sales, engineering, service, quality and operations. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manger of Sundyne Americas and Sundyne Dijon in France.

Also effective Jan. 1, 2012, Shawn Olson is appointed general manager Sundyne Americas. Olson assumes responsibilities for satisfying Sundyne customers by delivering highly engineered products on time and at a competitive cost. She will also continue to develop new technology, while working to enrich the network of Sundyne Authorized Service Centers and the sales partner network.

Current Sundyne President Phil Ruffner has made many significant contributions to the success of Sundyne and Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial. During the 11 years in which Ruffner was president of Sundyne, the company experienced top line growth of 270 percent and 300 percent in earnings. He also led the acquisition and integration of four companies.

Another of his many accomplishments includes the establishment of a new entity in China that will increase company success in emerging markets. As a leader he developed a strong senior management team that is bound together by a unique set of values that guide Sundyne. Ruffner's legacy is the continued growth, profitability and success of Sundyne.

Ruffner and Wiemelt will work over the fourth quarter to ensure a smooth transition of the leadership team.


About Sundyne

Headquartered in Arvada, Colo., Sundyne is a leading global manufacturer of engineered pumps and compressors serving process industries worldwide. Additional information and the new on-line SundQUEST pump sizing tool for customers can be found at www.sundyne.com.

With 2010 sales of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn., and is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).  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. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company that provides high-technology products and services to the aerospace and building industries.