KSB Enters new era
Dr. Sven Baumgarten has taken over as Managing Director at KSB Pumps and Valves South Africa following outgoing MD Wolfgang Demmler, who moves to one of KSB’s global company operations in the USA.
He has an 18 years track record that has taken him from world-leading research and development of sophisticated pumping systems, through to sales of engineered pumps & valves for some of the world’s most demanding applications in both conventional, as well as nuclear power supply and other equally critical areas.
Following his studies at the University of Braunschweig, Dr Baumgarten accumulated years of experience in fluid dynamics at KSB. He comments: “My time spent in research and development served to strengthen my engineering expertise and gave me access to some of the most advanced techniques and equipment in the industry.
“Several years later, time spent at the top echelons of sales worldwide provided me with the bridge that I needed to bring my passion for engineering together with my desire to work with (and lead) people. It also provided me with a holistic view of international business practices and has prepared me to take over the management at KSB Pumps and Valves South Africa.”
Dr Baumgarten plans to infuse his own new and exciting brand of business with the highly successful and stable operations locally. In addition, he also brings a single-minded focus on technology and is 100% committed to driving and enhancing the use of appropriate technology within the African region.
In his new role: “I expect to continue with business as usual while remaining alert to opportunities that can be taken to find additional growth throughout the region. We have excellent, skilled people that are motivated and can do everything we need to achieve our goals. We remain one company and one KSB family and that is most definitely something that I will encourage and want to continue with in future.”
KSB Pumps and Valves, Annett Kriel, Tel: (011) 876 5600, Fax: (011) 822 1746, Email: Annett.Kriel@ksb.com, Web: www.ksbpumps.co.za