Michael Hartoonian has been named vice president & general manager of Hatz Diesel of America, the Waukesha, Wis., subsidiary of German diesel specialist Motorenfabrik Hatz. In his new role, he will lead the company’s U.S. and Canadian operations.
Hartoonian previously was national sales manager at the company. A native of Wisconsin, Hartoonian has more than 23 years of engine industry experience. He was director of the Engine Division at Total Energy Systems, worked at EC Power Systems in Seattle, Wash., and was area manager for the western U.S. for the Engine Division of Kohler Co.
“I think it’s an exciting time to be part of the Hatz USA team,” said Hartoonian.“With the introduction of our new H-series three- and four-cylinder liquid-cooled engines, the company is building on its 140-year heritage of developing innovative, quality diesel engines that meet or exceed the latest environmental requirements.”
Hatz is a worldwide supplier of diesel engines from 3 to 78 hp that are used in industrial, construction, military, marine, railroad, turf care, power generation, material handling, agricultural, mining, transportation, forestry and rental equipment applications.