SFC KOENIG, a leading global supplier of sealing and flow control components, announces the appointment of Deniz Bütüner as President and General Manager of the company’s North and South American branch. Bütüner brings to the position more than 20 years of experience at industrial companies, with a specialized expertise in shaping growth, go-to-market strategies, business development, and new product development. In her most recent position at SFC KOENIG, as the General Manager of Distribution Businesses and Strategic Marketing, Bütüner oversaw distribution sales channels, new business development, and product management for operations in the United States, Japan, China, India, Europe and beyond.
“I’m excited at the opportunity to lead the division that is responsible for the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and to help shape the growth of the SFC KOENIG brand,” notes Bütüner. “In addition to recent production expansions at our North Haven facility, we are expanding our capabilities and customer base, and I look forward to meeting many of our customers personally as we introduce new initiatives.”
Bütüner earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and later earned her Global Executive MBA from TRIUM, an alliance of New York University’s Stern School of Business, The London School of Economics and Political Science and HEC School of Management in Paris. Bütüner speaks five languages, including English, French, and Spanish, and has successfully led multi-cultural teams across continents for a variety of large-scale projects.
Previously, Bütüner worked out of the company’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, but has recently relocated to Connecticut to take on her new role.