Laumeister, Kroll And Arkens Appointed VPs At The Ansul Company
Appointments of three new vice presidents have been announced by The Ansul Company, Marinette, Wis. They are Hugh M.
Laumeister, vice president of Marketing; Leonard R. Kroll, vice president and general manager of the Fire Systems Division; and Henry E. Arkens, vice president and general manager of the Chemical Division.
Mr. Laumeister will have charge of the development and marketing of all fire protection products. He has been with the company since 1975, first as national sales manager and, since 1978, as general manager of the Standard Products Division. Previously, he was with General Electric for eight years in various sales and marketing positions.
Mr. Kroll will head the newly formed Fire Systems Division, which will handle the company's fire protection contracting business. He joined Ansul in 1975 as finance / administration manager for Fire Protection. In 1977, he was named manager of the Engineered Systems Division.
Mr. Arkens has been general manager of the Chemical Division since 1977, and is responsible for the marketing, development, and manufacture of all Ansul chemical products. He has been with the company since 1948 and served in a number of field chemical sales capacities until he was appointed industrial chemicals sales manager in 1965. Beginning in 1968, he served in various planning and business development functions for the division, and in 1974 was named marketing manager for specialty chemicals.