Walter Surface Technologies Appoints New President and COO

Walter Surface Technologies announced that Michael Christodoulou has been appointed as president and chief operating officer of the company.

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Walter Surface Technologies announced that Michael Christodoulou has been appointed as president and chief operating officer of the company.

Prior to joining Walter, Mr. Christodoulou was president of Cummins Eastern Canada LP, the distributor for Cummins Inc. Mr. Christodoulou began working for Cummins in 1985 as general manager - parts. His career within this company took him from regional sales manager to president (Cummins Diesel of Canada), including, the position of executive director, PACCAR Business (Cummins - USA), before becoming head of the Cummins Eastern Canada business.

Over the course of his career, he had the opportunity to manage finance, HR, sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution teams, as well as R&D operations. Mr. Christodoulou has managed teams of up to 500 employees and has had solid success in each of his roles.

“Michael has had an impressive career. His entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision will play an integral role in driving the business forward for Walter,” says Pierre Somers, chairman and CEO of Walter Surface Technologies. “Michael has a strong track record in delivering results and is a great addition to the team.”

“After more than two decades with Cummins, I am excited to take on a new challenge with Walter,” says Mr. Christodoulou. “As Walter is a global leader in the metalworking industry, I look forward to engaging with our customers and to helping to drive growth in all of our key business segments.”