PSI promotes two to vice president

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Pressure Systems International, manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI, announced today, July 9, that it has promoted Steve Ottemann to vice president of operations and Mike McIver to vice president of manufacturing. Tim Musgrave, president and chief executive officer of San Antonio-based PSI, lauded the accomplishments of Ottemann and McIver in making the announcement of their promotions.

“Under Steve and Mike’s leadership, we’ve been able to reach significant operations benchmarks, which allow us to meet the increased demand for the MTIS product,” Musgrave says. “The entire staff has stepped up to making our operation more productive. We take every opportunity to show the community and our customers how we operate and Steve and Mike have played a major role in making our operation something to be proud of. We appreciate their efforts.”

Ottemann, with more than 30 years business experience in both the private and public sector, joined PSI in 2004 as director of operations. During his tenure at PSI, Ottemann has directed more than 12 Kaizen events, resulting in increased production and shipping capacities, reduced inventories and the development of personnel to improve all aspects of the work environment. He and McIver were named PSI Presidential Employees of the Year in 2005. Ottemann is a member of the San Antonio Manufacturers’ Association and was the 2006 recipient, along with PSI, of the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center Mindspring Award, which recognized their achievements in lean manufacturing.

McIver began his career with PSI in 2003 as director of manufacturing. At PSI, McIver combines his experience in teaching and lean manufacturing techniques to encourage continuous improvements in the manufacture of the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI. He has successfully reorganized work cells at PSI’s San Antonio facility to increase productivity while maintaining the recognized quality of the product. In addition to being the co-recipient of the PSI Presidential Employee of the Year in 2005 with Ottemann, McIver received the PSI leadership award in 2004.

PSI, a provider of automatic tire inflation systems, markets and sells its product worldwide through ArvinMeritor as the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI.