March 18, 2009
MTU names head of government affairs
MTU has appointed Richard Reisig as its head of governmental affairs in Washington D.C.
In this role, Reisig will oversee the activities of MTU's Washington D.C. office and assist with the sale of MTU engines to both the foreign and domestic defense base.
Before joining MTU, Reisig worked for GE Transportation Systems in Washington, D.C. as a Director of Business Development for Government Accounts. He brings to this position several years of management, sales, project management and legislative experience gained during his previous employment with GE Energy, the Office of Senator John Warner, Allscripts Healthcare and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Reisig has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Business Management from the George Washington University.
Located in Arlington, Virginia, MTU's Washington D.C. office has been serving the needs of the company's defense customers since September 2007. The Washington office is instrumental in coordinating MTU's domestic and foreign military sales (FMS) and staying abreast of new regulations and legislation affecting the industry.
Recent MTU defense contracts include a a multi-million dollar contract from Austal USA to provide main propulsion engines for the 35 knot Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV).
MTU will provide four 20V 8000 M71L engines rated at 9.1 MW each.
"MTU has developed a strong bond with Austal USA that spans several years and multiple vessels," commented George Kampstra, MTU Program Manager for Marine Defense Applications. "We've worked together on everything from fast ferries to yachts to military vessels with great success."
Delivering up to 9.1 MW of continuous power, MTU's Series 8000 engine is the engine of choice for many of the world's leading navies and high-speed ferry operators.
MTU is currently completing certification to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Naval Vessel Rules for its Series 8000 engine. Certification is anticipated in time for delivery of the first JHSV to the U.S. Navy in late 2011.