Upcoming leadership change at Sulzer Pumps


As of January 1, 2003, Ton Buechner, currently head of Sulzer Turbomachinery Services, will take over the lead at Sulzer Pumps, the largest division at Sulzer.

Upcoming leadership change at Sulzer Pumps

Ton Buechner (Source: Sulzer)

Thomas Gutzwiller, current president of Sulzer Pumps, will continue in his function until year end. After this period, he will take over other assignments within the Sulzer Corporation. The Board of Directors and the CEO sincerely thank Thomas Gutzwiller for his accomplishments at Sulzer Pumps in challenging times, and his loyalty to Sulzer.

Ton Buechner, a native Dutchman, has held various positions in the Sulzer Corporation since 1994. The 37 year old engineer holds an MBA and has led the Sulzer Turbomachinery Services Division very successfully over the last two years. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since spring 2001. Ton Buechner’s successor as head of Sulzer Turbomachinery Services will be announced during the next few months.

About Sulzer

Sulzer Pumps is a global leader in the development and supply of pumps, pumping systems and related services. With 4800 employees, divisional sales for 2001 totaled around CHF 950 million.

The Sulzer Corporation is comprised of the four core divisions Sulzer Metco (coating technologies and services), Sulzer Turbomachinery Services, Sulzer Pumps (including services), Sulzer Chemtech (process components and services) and the venture division Sulzer Hexis (fuel cell systems). Sales by the core divisions in 2001 totaled CHF 1875 million (in 2000: CHF 1603 million). The realigned Sulzer Corporation now employs over 9000 people world-wide.

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