Dresser-Rand Group 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 1, 2009
Dresser-Rand Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (713) 467-2221
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
Effective January 1, 2009, the following additions were made to the Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE: DRC), executive leadership team.
Jerry Walker, the newly appointed Vice President and General Manager of North America Operations, will also assume responsibility for overseeing the Asia Pacific Operations. Walker joins Dresser-Rand after more than 15 years with Honeywell, most recently as Vice President of Global Operations where he led all aspects of manufacturing, supply chain and project operations for Honeywell’s industrial automation and control business. Walker holds a B.S. in Chemical engineering from Notre Dame University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
Luciano Mozzato, who will assume the role of Executive Vice President Product Services, joins the Company from United Technologies where he has held several leadership positions as a General Manager in the U.S., South America, and Italy. Mozzato holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering from ITI University in Italy, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hartford University in Connecticut.
Nicoletta Giadrossi is named Vice President and General Manager for the European Operations (ESA). Giadrossi, whose most recent industry experience was as the General Manager leading the downstream business of GE Oil & Gas, received her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Sammy Antoun returns to Dresser-Rand as Vice President and General Manager of the newly formed MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Operations. Antoun spent 30 years with the company in a variety of positions and brings his unique understanding of the Company and its clients to this region. Given the strong interface with the ESA operations based staff, Antoun will report directly to the Vice President & General Manager of ESA, Nicoletta Giadrossi. Antoun holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of BRNO in the former Czechoslovakia.
A copy of the news release, dated January 2, 2009, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
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