Meggitt Sensing Systems Hires New General Manager for Maryland Facility

Germantown, MD -- Meggitt, a manufacturer of industry-leading accelerometers and vibration sensing products, announced today that Steve Wichtendahl will be the new General Manager for Meggitt (Maryland), Inc. Mr. Wichtendahl's familiarity with the company including operations, products, markets served, and values will add to business development and customer relationships.

Steve Wichtendahl rejoins the Germantown facility after previously working as Director of Sales for Energy Products, North America at MSS New Hampshire. Managing sales and key customer relationships within Meggitt Sensing Systems, he brings extensive experience and insight about energy products and industry demands. His career experience has spanned program management, business development, and sales and marketing with businesses such as QuesTech Corporation and Hewlett Packard. With a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration, Mr. Wichtendahl is well-equipped to enhance the Maryland based business and develop Wilcoxon Research products for existing and new markets.

"Steve's appointment represents a return to his 'roots' because he was formerly Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Wilcoxon Research. Inc. from 2003 - 2005, at the time of the Meggitt acquisition" said Peter Huber, President of Meggitt Sensing Systems. "His familiarity with the business, its history, its people and its challenges, will serve him and the organization well."

Since 2005, Derek Carbin has served as the General Manager and president of Meggitt (Maryland), Inc. He retains the position of president and will work closely with Steve for the rest of 2012, helping him assimilate in his new role. Dr. Carbin's strong leadership, preservation of core values and culture, and sense of organization greatly shaped business performance in Maryland. His efforts with Meggitt Sensing Systems are commendable, and his departure into retirement at the end of the year is well deserved.

Meggitt Sensing Systems offers employees a diverse, dynamic, and fast-paced environment with a wide array of opportunities for career development and advancement. Learn more about employment opportunities in their Germantown, Maryland, facility at To learn more about Meggitt's Wilcoxon Research product line, or Lifetime Warranty, visit, call 800-WILCOXON, or email

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Meggitt Sensing Systems

Shalvi Desai, Marketing Communications Specialist

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Meggitt Sensing Systems, a division of Meggitt PLC, is a leading supplier of high-performance sensing and monitoring systems for physical parameter measurements in extreme environments. It has operated since 1927 through its antecedents-ECET, Endevco, Ferroperm Piezoceramics, Lodge Ignition, Sensorex, Vibro-Meter and Wilcoxon Research -whose portfolios form the basis of product lines offered by today's Meggitt Sensing Systems. Meggitt Sensing Systems designs and manufactures the Wilcoxon Research product line of vibration sensors at its facility in Germantown, Maryland, USA.

Meggitt PLC Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace equipment, sensing systems, defence training and combat support products and systems.

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