César Montenegro, the president of Sulzer’s Pumps Equipment division, has decided to retire after a 40-year career with the company.
Michael Streicher, vice president of the EMEA region for Sulzer’s Rotating Equipment Services division, will take over as president of the Pumps Equipment division on 1 January 2018.
“It is with much emotion that I see César Montenegro retiring but I’m also thrilled that Michael Streicher is picking up the mantle. I’m extremely confident that, under Michael Streicher’s leadership, we will continue on our path of innovation and profitable growth,” said Sulzer CEO Greg Poux-Guillaume.
Montenegro, who has headed up the Pumps Equipment division since June 2014, joined Sulzer in 1977. He moved from Venezuela to Houston, Texas, USA in 1985, as an applications engineer and became the regional manager of the Andean countries in 1987. He then served as managing director of Sulzer Venezuela, Sulzer Mexico and regional manager for Sulzer South America. In 2002, he was appointed president of the North America Region and became president of Sulzer Metco in 2008.
Streicher started at Sulzer in Germany in 1994 as an engineer. He became general manager of the German pump service business in 1998 and was appointed managing director of Sulzer Pumps Germany in 2007. After moving to Switzerland in 2011 as director of Wastewater Solutions, he was named head of the Power and Spare Parts Business Units in 2014. Streicher has served as vice president of the EMEA region for the Rotating Equipment Services division since June 2016.