Sulzer Appoints Scot Smith as New Division President of Sulzer Pumps
Scot Smith was appointed the new Division President of Sulzer Pumps and a Member of Sulzer’s Executive Committee this month by the Sulzer Board of Directors; he assumes his new role on May 15, 2013. He brings with him vast experience and an impressive track record of leading large operational units in industrial companies.
In the eleven years preceding this appointment, Smith was Managing Director of Weir Minerals, a specialist supplier of slurry pumps and equipment for global mining and mineral processing companies. Prior to that position, he worked in the automotive industry for nearly twenty years at Van Dresser Corporation, General Motors, and Britax Vision Systems. Smith attained a BSc in Business Administration and an MBA in International Business.
Kim Jackson has been with the company since 2004 and was Division President of Sulzer Pumps and Member of the Executive Committee of Sulzer since 2007. He will leave Sulzer in mid-April to pursue other opportunities outside the company. During his tenure as Division President, Jackson broadened the global presence of the business and significantly contributed to the division’s acquisitions.
Alfred Gerber, General Counsel, Company Secretary, and Member of the Executive Committee of Sulzer since 2001, who has been with Sulzer since 1995, will leave the company at the end of April to pursue outside opportunities. His successor has yet to be announced. During his tenure at Sulzer, Gerber established and lead an effective legal department and developed a comprehensive contract risk management system.
The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee sincerely thank Kim Jackson and Alfred Gerber for their years of dedicated employment and wish them all the best in future endeavors.