Sauer, 45, is currently president of Grundfos Water Utility. He has spent more than 20 years in the pump business. His roles at IDEX Corp included vice president and general manager of Corken Inc and president of Pulsafeeder Engineered Products.

“It is profoundly satisfying to experience that our internal pipeline of leadership talent has been able to match the expectations to this crucial role in Grundfos. With his extensive knowledge of the pump industry and his leadership acumen, we are confident that Dieter will lead the Americas region to further significant business results - building on clear leadership direction and a top-motivated employee workforce,” said Poul Due Jensen, Grundfos Group executive vice president and chief sales officer.
 
Sauer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
“I am honoured to take on this new responsibility and look forward to working with the Americas team to deliver our regional objectives as defined by our Strategy 2020,” said Sauer.
 
He will be based at Grundfos Americas’ headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois.