Sundyne announces two executive appointments
By Keefe Borden25 March 2022
Sundyne recently made two key executive appointments: Peter Roth as the company’s director of PPI products and George Arnett as vice president of global aftermarket services.
As the director of PPI products, Roth will help to grow Sundyne’s hydrogen business while increasing the company’s value proposition to customers in the renewable energy, chemical & petrochemical, and power generation markets.
Roth comes to Sundyne from Siemens Energy, Inc., where he previously served as North American director of field operations. Roth has extensive experience with small, medium and large scale turbo compressors, reciprocating compressors, steam turbines and gas turbines used for the renewable energy, oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical and power generation markets.
Prior to Siemens, Peter worked at Rolls Royce Energy Systems, which was acquired by Siemens as head of customer management for North & Central America. He has also worked at MAN Turbo & Diesel, serving in multiple roles from president to vice president, sales manager and key account manager of turbomachinery. He has also worked at Sulzer Turbo Systems North America (acquired by MAN Turbo) in various roles.
“For decades, hydrogen has been used around the globe to refine petroleum, treat metals, produce fertilizer and process foods – and today, we’re seeing a range of new applications for hydrogen in power generation and mobility applications,” said Peter Roth. “As market requirements continue to evolve, I believe that Sundyne’s compressors will play a key role - because they offer the right mix of technology, performance and value that customers require.”
“We’re aggressively expanding Sundyne’s hydrogen business and Peter Roth is the perfect person to lead our PPI division through this important phase of growth,” said Sundyne’s Arvada General Manager Mark Rauenzahn. “We’re honored to bring Peter to Sundyne, and we’re looking forward to sharing his wealth of experience with our internal staff, and with our customers and channel partners around the globe.”
Roth will be based out of Houston, TX. Fluent in German, French & English, he will work closely with the Arvada-based PPI team, Sundyne’s Dijon staff, and Sundyne’s global channel partners that are actively involved in renewable energy, chemical, petrochemical and power generation applications.
As vice president of global aftermarket services, Arnett will work with Sundyne’s channel partners & authorized service centers to proactively support customers and grow the company’s aftermarket business.
Arnett will lead the team that sets pricing and processes for obtaining parts via Sundyne’s e-commerce platform, and will work closely with Sundyne’s operations teams to develop new strategies targeting competitive displacement.
Arnett comes to Sundyne from Chart Industries, where he served as VP & general manager for parts, repairs, service and leasing. In that role, he was responsible for aftermarket operations for energy, food & beverage, and industrial markets across the United States. He also served as Chart’s VP of sales & marketing for oil & gas, petrochemical and LNG markets globally.
Prior to Chart, George worked at OnQuest, Inc., as director of business development, where he pursued turnkey engineering, procurement & construction contracts for LNG liquefaction facilities and smaller scale process plants.
George started his career as a junior officer in the US Navy, aboard a fast-attack submarine, where he gained valuable experience in a diverse range of engineering, maintenance and operational disciplines.
“George Arnett is a proactive, customer-service oriented leader - and that’s precisely what Sundyne needs to lead our aftermarket services, as we continually strive to be more proactive and more engaged with our channel partners, our Authorized Service Centers and our end-user customers,” said Sundyne’s Chief Commercial Officer Aaron Bridges.
“Sundyne’s products are unique and highly engineered to deliver superior performance – and that reputation fits well with my interests and my technical background,” said George Arnett. “I’m looking forward to sharing my experience in global energy markets with Sundyne’s partners and customers, and also to working with our internal teams to ensure that Sundyne’s aftermarket services are readily available to customers before there’s a problem.”
George Arnett has a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Southern California, and is a graduate of the US Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program. George is based out of Houston, TX.