Grundfos United States


Name: Ansell

Surname: Sims

Year of Birth: 1967

Educational Background: Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the Univerisity of Louisiana Monroe

Current Position at Grundfos: Country President, USA

Ansell comes with over 30 years Sales, Sales Management, and Commercial Operations experience. He spent 15 years in Semiconductor Distribution Sales with Smith & Associates from 1992-2008,  8 years in Oil & Gas Engineering Consulting with DNV-GL from 2008-2016 as Proposals Manager, then Director of Commercial Operations. He joined Grundfos in 2016 as Director of Customer Service, then as Country President in 2021.


Name: Cari

Surname: Kline

Year of Birth: 1969

Educational Background: She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Purdue University and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Ball State University.

Current Position at Grundfos:  HR Director, Water Utility and Americas Operations and Country HR for the US

Before joining Grundfos in 2012, she  held various HR leadership positions within other large, global manufacturing companies such as Parker Hannifin (1993 – 2000),  Zimmer, Inc. (2000 – 2005) and  Donaldson (2005 – 2012).  




Surname: Franzen

Year of Birth: 1955

Educational Background: Studies in Business Management, Aurora University

Current Position at Grundfos: Senior Regional Manager Facilities and Machining

Positions before joining Grundfos included various operations management positions with General Signal-Aurora Pump,( 1973-1996) Pentair,(1996-1997) and Yeomans Chicago Corporation.(1997-2009)


Surname: D'Souza

Year of Birth: 1984

Educational Background: Bachelors degree in Economics and Commerce 2004

Current Position at Grundfos: Senior Finance Manager- Finance Controlling Americas

Brendon has been with Grundfos for 10 years supporting various parts of the organization from Sales, Service and Operations. Appointed as Plant Controller for GCB in 2016 with responsibility for leading local Operations for finance including driving production productivity. In 2019 assumed the role as acting Finance Manager for PPU being responsible for supporting local management & BOD to gain visibility on the financial performance and in completing key financial processes.