MTU Onsite Energy Names New COO

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MTU Onsite Energy Corp. appoints Todd Riemann as chief operating officer for its Mankato, Minnesota operations. Additional management appointments include: Mark Seely, after sales manager; Charlie Trier, parts and service manager; David Pitzer, regional sales manager and Steve Hanek, industrial sales manager.

MTU Onsite Energy has recently appointed Todd Riemann to the position of chief operating officer for the company's Mankato, Minnesota operations. In this position, Riemann will be responsible for production, purchasing, manufacturing, engineering and order management. He will oversee 275 employees and will report directly to Armin Groeber, MTU Onsite Energy chief executive officer.

Riemann began his career with MTU Onsite Energy (formerly Katolight) in 1983 as assembly lead. Over the course of his 26 years with the company, he has held numerous management positions including parts and service manager and director of training. In his most recent position as the after sales manager, Riemann managed a team of 32 people and was responsible for parts, service, training and warranty.

Additional management personnel appointments at MTU Onsite Energy are as follows:

  •     Mark Seely: Replaces Todd Riemann as the MTU Onsite Energy after sales manager, responsible for the company's after sales activities in North America. Prior to this appointment, Seely was a corporate account project manager. In this new role, Seely will report to Dave Sears, director, after sales.
  •     Charlie Trier: Promoted to parts and service manager for MTU Onsite Energy, from parts manager, reporting to Mark Seely.
  •     David Pitzer: Appointed as regional sales manager for the Eastern U.S., reporting to Al Prosser, director, onsite energy sales and application engineering. Prior to this appointment, Pitzer was the industrial sales manager.
  •     Steve Hanek: Promoted from account manager to replace David Pitzer as industrial sales manager. In this role, Hanek will also report to Al Prosser.

MTU Onsite Energy Corporation

MTU Onsite Energy Corp. (formerly Katolight Corporation) is a leading producer of diesel-powered generator sets from 30 to 3,250 kW and natural gas-powered generator sets from 30 to 400 kW for standby, prime power and cogeneration applications. The company also provides automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, controls and accessories for complete power system solutions. Based in Mankato, Minnesota, MTU Onsite Energy Corp. combines the expertise of Katolight and MTU Detroit Diesel Power Generation under one brand to meet the ever increasing distributed power needs of customers in North America and around the world. MTU Onsite Energy Corp. is part of the Tognum Group's business unit, Onsite Energy and Components. For more information, visit


With its two business units, "Engines" and "Onsite Energy & Components", the Tognum Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up to 9,100 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,150 kW, fuel cells up to 360 kW and gas turbines up to 50,000 kW.
The product portfolio of the "Engines" business unit comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and defense vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of the "Onsite Energy & Components" business unit includes distributed energy systems of the brand MTU Onsite Energy, fuel-injection systems from L'Orange, and drive shafts from Rotorion. The energy systems comprise diesel engines for emergency power generation, basic and peak load, and cogeneration power plants based on gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines that generate both electricity and heat.

In 2008, Tognum generated revenue of more than €3.1 billion and employs more than 8,900 people. Tognum has a global distribution and service structure with 26 fully consolidated subsidiaries, more than 140 sales partners and over 500 authorized dealerships at approximately 1,200 locations. The shares of Tognum AG (ISIN: DE000A0N4P43) have been stock-exchange listed since 2007 and are included in the MDAX.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Riley
Public Relations Manager
MTU Onsite Energy
(313) 592-8103


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