St. Louis, Mo., September 9, 2015 – Honing technology leader Sunnen Products Company has appointed Chris Miltenberger President and COO, as announced today by Matthew Sunnen Kreider, the company's Board Chairman. "Chris brings a proven ability to identify and capitalize on the strengths of an enterprise, as well as the team members he leads," said Kreider. "We believe his progressive leadership style and demonstrated technical competence will strengthen Sunnen and be great assets in guiding the company to a successful future."
Miltenberger brings Sunnen 25 years of experience in operations, management and business development for industrial and automotive manufacturing companies. Most recently, he was Director of Manufacturing and Logistics - North American Operations of PlayPower, Inc., Monett, Mo. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with NN, Inc.,
ATC Drivetrain, Zolo Technologies and Delphi. Miltenberger holds a BSBA from Ball State University, an MBA from Michigan State University, and a BSMET from Purdue University.
"Sunnen is a company with a great record of innovation in developing precision manufacturing technology that gives its customers competitive advantages," said Miltenberger. "The culture and history of the company are unique, its future is bright, and I look forward to helping Sunnen realize even greater success going forward."
St. Louis-based Sunnen Products Company is the world's largest vertically integrated manufacturer of precision honing systems used in the manufacture of small engines, oilfield equipment, gears, fuel injectors, gun barrels, aerospace and hydraulic components and more. Sunnen employs more than 650 people at 12 worldwide facilities and holds dozens of technology patents. The company, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, has operations in Switzerland, France, Italy, U.K., China, Russia, India, Brazil, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Poland.