Neptune-Benson, leading manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, has announced the appointment of Michael Griffin (right) as company President. Current President and CEO, Barry Gertz, will continue in his role as CEO.
Gertz said, “As our company continues on its aggressive growth path, it is important to strengthen our team in order to ensure that key operational and strategic responsibilities can be given the proper attention. Michael brings the type of experience and a global perspective that will prove to be invaluable to our organization as we move forward.”
Griffin has over 30 years’ industry experience, most recently as Senior General Manager of Sundyne, a division of Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies Corporation subsidiary. As Senior General Manager at Sundyne, Griffin held P&L responsibility for the company’s Electromagnetics and Marelli Pumps business units with operations in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and Illescas, Spain. Prior to that, Griffin held positions with United Technologies’ Sullair business units in Melbourne, Australia and Michigan City, Indiana as well as Pentair, Ingersoll-Rand and Goulds Pumps.
Throughout his career, he has demonstrated an ability to improve the performance and profitability of each of the businesses he has managed and his global leadership skills will be an important asset in support of Neptune-Benson’s long term growth strategy.
Griffin said, “I am very excited about Neptune-Benson’s strategic direction and the growing family of quality brands. I have been impressed by the skill and dedication of our people and their driving commitment to maintain a leadership position in the markets we serve through expertly servicing our customer’s needs from concept to after sale support. I look forward to working with the team to assist the company in exploring new opportunities in the industrial sector and other markets.”