PEI appoints Sacerdoti as COO

Pump Engineering LLC (PEI), which provides hydraulic turbochargers and pumps for the seawater desalination industry, has appointed Ariel Sacerdoti as chief operating officer.

“We’ve been a family-run company for many years, but with demand for our product growing so rapidly, it was time to examine our internal structure and add some layers of executive management,” said Roy Radakovich, CEO of PEI. Sacerdoti will oversee the company’s operations as well as help improve lean manufacturing capabilities.

Sacerdoti, an Ann Arbor entrepreneur who most recently led Swiss robotics manufacturer Güdel’s U.S. operations, brings over 20 years of management experience in lean manufacturing, project management, and operational growth. He holds an Executive MBA from Michigan State University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bridgeport (Conn).