Jan 14, 2015

Danfoss Names General Manager of Arkansas Manufacturing Facility

Sean Kurtz will lead the management team & daily production processes at the Arkadelphia facility

Sean Kurtz Danfoss compresors

Danfoss named Sean Kurtz general manager and director of operations for its compressor manufacturing facility in Arkadelphia, Ark. In this role, Kurtz will provide leadership to the facility’s management team and daily production processes, as well as execute the company’s global business strategy at the local level.

Danfoss’ Arkadelphia facility engineers and manufactures high efficiency and variable speed commercial compressors as well as fractional and full horsepower condensing unit products for the global market.

Kurtz joins Danfoss with more than 24 years of experience in plant, project and engineering management related to high-speed/high-volume manufacturing in automotive, aerospace, business equipment and heavy equipment industries. Most recently, he was director, U.S. manufacturing, at Klein Tools, a manufacturer of non-powered hand tools and measuring devices.

Kurtz fills the role previously held by Paul Dean, who recently assumed the position of vice president of operations for Danfoss Turbocor Compressors in Tallahassee, Fla.

Kurtz holds a master’s degree in operations management from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technological University. He also is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

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