WINDSOR, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Stanadyne Corporation (“Stanadyne”) announced today the retirement of M. David Jones from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer. Jones, who joined Stanadyne in 2006, will remain on Stanadyne’s Board of Directors. Commenting on his retirement, Jones stated: “Stanadyne’s employees, innovative technologies and long history of market leadership in the niches it serves are unmatched in the industry. I am pleased to have played a part in Stanadyne’s development over the last eight years. The company’s recent product launches have positioned the company for continued growth in the years ahead. I would like to thank all of Stanadyne’s employees for their hard work and professionalism.”
“I am pleased to be joining Stanadyne and to help continue its new product and market expansion efforts and successes.”
James D. Wiggins, Chairman of Stanadyne added: “On behalf of the Board of Directors of Stanadyne, I wish to thank David for his distinguished service to the Company. David oversaw the most significant new product and new market development initiative in Stanadyne’s history, with notable successes including latest-technology commercial relationships with many new customers around the world, the opening of a new manufacturing facility in China and the expansion of the company’s existing manufacturing facility in India. We appreciate his leadership through this commercial repositioning of the company and look forward to his continuing involvement on the Board.”
Stanadyne also announced the election by Stanadyne’s Board of Directors, effective today, of Robert G. Isaman to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Isaman is an Operating Partner at Kohlberg & Company, Stanadyne’s majority shareholder. Isaman was most recently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stolle Machinery Company, a $500 million in revenues manufacturer of production equipment for the beverage packaging industry. Prior to Stolle, Isaman was the President of the Construction and Roadbuilding Division of Terex Corporation. In addition, from 1985 to 2006, Isaman was employed by United Technologies Corporation where he held positions of increasing responsibility, culminating as President of Fire Safety Americas and a member of United Technologies’ Senior Executive Leadership team. Isaman stated: “I am pleased to be joining Stanadyne and to help continue its new product and market expansion efforts and successes.” Wiggins commented: “Stanadyne is fortunate to have an executive with Bob’s breadth of experience. We look forward with confidence to his role in furthering Stanadyne’s position as an industry leader in existing and new product segments and geographies.”
About Stanadyne: Stanadyne is a leader in technology and services for engine components and fuel systems including diesel fuel injection and filtration systems, and oil and fuel supply pumps used in agricultural, construction, industrial, and automotive vehicle and equipment applications. Stanadyne is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has facilities in the United States, Italy, India, and China.
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