Grundfos has appointed Dieter Sauer as to the role of regional managing director of its Americas region. In his new role, Sauer will oversee all aspects of the global pump manufacturer’s North and South American business, with a focus on driving regional growth and maintaining a top-motivated employee workforce.

“I am honored to take on this new responsibility and look forward to working with the Americas team to deliver our regional objectives,” Sauer says.

Sauer has more than 20 years of pump industry experience, most recently serving as president of Grundfos Water Utility, the Grundfos-owned water utility company based in Aurora, Ill. He will report directly to Grundfos Group Executive Vice President Poul Due Jensen and replace Duncan Cooper.

“With his extensive knowledge of the pump industry and leadership acumen, we are confident that Dieter will expand upon the progress the region has made under Duncan’s leadership,” says Executive Vice President Due Jensen.

With an annual production of more than 16 million pumps, Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology, specializing in circulator pumps for heating and air conditioning as well as centrifugal pumps for industrial applications, fire protection, water supply, wastewater and water treatment. In addition to pumps, Grundfos produces standard and submersible motors as well as state-of-the-art electronics for monitoring and controlling pumps. Since its inception in 1945, the company has flourished from one small factory in Denmark to a global corporation comprising more than 80 companies and more than 18,800 employees. For more information, visit