Walter Surface Technologies names new presidentApril 21, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Walter Surface Technologies has appointed Michael Christodoulou as its new president and chief operating officer. In this role, Christodoulou will help the company expand key markets and product lines.
Christodoulou was previously president of Cummins Eastern Canada LP, the distributor for Cummins Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, sale and service of diesel engines. He began working for Cummins in 1985 as general manager – parts. His career within the company took him from regional sales manager to president (Cummins Diesel of Canada), including the position of executive director, PACCAR Business (Cummins – USA), before becoming head of the Cummins Eastern Canada business.
Over the course of his career, Christodoulou has managed finance, HR, sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution teams, as well as research and development operations. He has managed teams of up to 500 employees, and has had solid success in each of his roles.
“Michael has had an impressive career. His entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision will play an integral role in driving the business forward for Walter,” said Pierre Somers, chairman and CEO of Walter Surface Technologies. “Michael has a strong track record in delivering results and is a great addition to the team.”
“After more than two decades with Cummins, I am excited to take on a new challenge with Walter,” said Christodoulou. “As Walter is a global leader in the metalworking industry, I look forward to engaging with our customers and to helping to drive growth in all of our key business segments.”
Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metalworking industry. From high-performance abrasives, power tools and tooling, to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers and lubricants, Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in Pointe-Claire, Que., in 1952, the company is established in seven countries throughout North America, South America and Europe. Its international headquarters is in Montreal, and the U.S. headquarters is located in Windsor, Conn. In Canada, Walter has offices in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.