New Roles for Zeki Oral and Kirk Vigil within Grundfos’ North American Region
OLATHE, Kan. — Grundfos announces the promotions of Zeki Oral to director of Regional Program Management and Kirk Vigil to senior program manager for circulators and single-stage pumps – both for the North American Region.
Formerly program manager for Engineered Products, Oral will now be responsible for developing the strategic direction of Program Management and accelerating its development within Grundfos North America. Oral began his career with Grundfos in 2005 and has since served in a variety of Product and Program Management positions.
Kirk Vigil was promoted senior program manager for Circulators and Single-Stage Pumps for the North American region where he will oversee product development, market development and portfolio management for product groups in the Grundfos, PACO and Peerless Pump brands. Vigil moves from his former position as business development manager for Domestic Building Services, and will report directly to Oral.
“In their new roles, Zeki and Kirk will help ensure that Grundfos North America’s Program Management team and products continue to lead the industry with a relentless focus on sustainable solutions and customer value,” said Dennis Wierzbicki, president of Grundfos USA. “Their leadership will help fortify Grundfos’ sales strategy.”
Both Oral and Vigil will continue to work from Grundfos’ office in Olathe, Kan.
Zeki Oral joined Grundfos in 2005 as a product manager. He later moved to roles as program manager for Engineered Products and then senior program manager. Before his career at Grundfos, Oral worked at Fairbanks Morse/Pentair, now Fairbanks Nijuis, as an applications engineer, contracts manager, international application engineering manager and Vertical Turbine application engineering manager. Oral is now director of Regional Program Management for Grundfos North America.
Kirk Vigil began his career at Grundfos in 2008 as a business development manager for Domestic Buildings Services. He was named a Grundfos global talent for his skills in innovation and leadershing in 2011. Prior to joining Grundfos, Vigil spent seven years as director of Sales for Uponor. Vigil is now senior program manager for circulators and single-stage pumps for Grundfos North America.