On August 20, 2021, Sunnen Products Company announced the promotion of F. Christopher Miltenberger to the additional role of CEO.
Mr. Miltenberger joined Sunnen as President/COO in 2015 with extensive operations, engineering, and business development experience. During his tenure he has been instrumental in Sunnen’s transformation of global operations, as well as improving customer contact management and relationship development.
Prior to joining Sunnen, Mr. Miltenberger held positions with PlayPower, Inc., NN, Inc., Aftermarket Technology Corporation, and Delphi. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees from Ball State University in Operations Management and Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, as well as an MBA from Michigan State University.
Commenting on Mr. Miltenberger’s promotion, Matthew Sunnen Kreider, who has been Sunnen’s Chairman since 2004, stated, “Chris has demonstrated over his six years with Sunnen that he is very capable of leading this organization. During the last 18 months of Covid challenges, Chris has become the face of Sunnen to our customers, business partners and employees, leading us through these turbulent times.”
Mr. Miltenberger noted, “I am truly honored by the faith and trust put in me by the Sunnen family and our board. I am committed to building on Sunnen’s leadership in bore creation and finishing, as well as expanding Sunnen’s footprint as a world class manufacturing partner with our customers. I am fortunate to be leading an already strong team both in St. Louis and around the globe.”
Long the industry leader in honing technology, Sunnen has grown to be one of the largest integrated manufacturers of precision bore creation and finishing equipment. Sunnen’s customers, and their applications, span a range of industries. The product line includes honing, lapping, skiving/roller burnishing and deep hole drilling systems, and a full range of tools, abrasives, and accessories. Sunnen employs 650 people worldwide, with offices, manufacturing and technical support facilities in Europe, China, India, Brazil, Mexico and the US. The company’s expansive international distributor network provides full global support for its multinational customer base.