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Board of Directors

Meet our Board

Each member of our board of directors was appointed as of the effective time of the separation (“Separation”) of our business from the Water business of Pentair plc on April 30, 2018.

Randall J. Hogan

Mr. Hogan is a non-executive Chairman of the Board. Prior to the separation, Mr. Hogan served as Pentair’s Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2001 and Chairman of Pentair’s board of directors since May 1, 2002. From December 1999 through December 2000, Mr. Hogan was Pentair’s President and Chief Operating Officer. From March 1998 to December 1999, he was Executive Vice President and President of Pentair’s Electrical and Electronic Enclosures Group. Mr. Hogan also held leadership roles with United Technologies Corporation as President of the Carrier Transicold Division; Pratt & Whitney Industrial Turbines as Vice President and General Manager; General Electric Company in executive positions in a variety of functions such as marketing, product management, and business development and planning; and McKinsey & Company as a consultant. Mr. Hogan has significant leadership experience both with Pentair and predecessor employers demonstrating a wealth of operational management, strategic, organizational and business transformation acumen. His deep knowledge of business in general and our businesses, strengths and opportunities in particular, as well as his experience as a director in two other complex global public companies allows him to make significant contributions to the board of directors. Mr. Hogan has served on the board of directors of the following public companies: Pentair from 1999 until the Separation, Medtronic plc since 2015 and Covidien plc from 2007 – 2015.

Beth A. Wozniak

Ms. Wozniak is the Chief Executive Officer of nVent. Prior to the separation, Ms. Wozniak was President of Pentair’s Electrical segment and served in that role since 2017. Ms. Wozniak previously served as President of Pentair’s Flow & Filtration Solutions Global Business Unit from 2015 – 2016. Ms. Wozniak was President of the Environmental and Combustion Controls unit of Honeywell International Inc. (a software industrial company) from 2011 – 2015 and President of the Sensing and Controls unit of Honeywell International Inc. from 2006 – 2011, and she held various leadership positions at Honeywell International Inc. and its predecessor AlliedSignal Inc. from 1990 – 2006. Ms. Wozniak brings extensive experience in leading complex, global businesses operations and will contribute leadership expertise and insights to our Board.

Brian M. Baldwin

Mr. Baldwin is a Partner and Senior Analyst of Trian Fund Management, L.P., a multi-billion dollar investment management firm, and he has served as a member of the investment team of Trian since August 2007. Since 2015, Mr. Baldwin has attended meetings of the board of directors of Pentair in an observer capacity. Prior to joining Trian, Mr. Baldwin was an analyst at Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity from July 2005 until July 2007. Mr. Baldwin brings expertise in the areas of corporate strategy development, finance, accounting, mergers & acquisitions and the broader industrial sector. He has worked with numerous public companies to implement operational, strategic, and corporate governance improvements.

Jerry W. Burris

Mr. Burris is the Chair of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Burris is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Materials Group, Inc., a manufacturer of professionally installed exterior building products, serving in that role from 2011 until 2014. Between 2008 and 2011, he was President, Precision Components of Barnes Group Inc. From 2006 until 2008, Mr. Burris was the President of Barnes Industrial, a global precision components business within Barnes Group. Prior to joining Barnes Group, Mr. Burris worked at General Electric Company, where he served as president and chief executive officer of Advanced Materials Quartz and Ceramics; GE Healthcare where he was general manager of global services; GE Industrial Systems and Honeywell Integration where he was head of global supply chain sourcing. Mr. Burris is also a director of Schramm, Inc., a portfolio company of GenNx360 Capital Partners. Mr. Burris brings to our board of directors significant experience in management of global manufacturing operations and related processes, such as supply chain management, quality control and product development. Mr. Burris will provide our board of directors with insight into operating best practices and current developments in a variety of management contexts. Mr. Burris has served on the board of directors of Fifth Third Bancorp since 2016 and has served as a director of Pentair from 2007 until the Separation.

David H.Y. Ho

Mr. Ho is Chairman of our Governance Committee. Mr. Ho is the founder of Kiina Investment Limited, a venture capital firm that invests in start-up companies in the technology, media, and telecommunications industries, and has significant executive experience with global technology companies. From 2007 until his retirement in 2008, he served as the Chairman of the Greater China Region for Nokia Siemens Networks, a telecommunications infrastructure company that is a joint venture between Finland-based Nokia Corporation and Germany-based Siemens AG. Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Ho served in various capacities for Nokia China Investment Limited, the Chinese operating subsidiary of Nokia Corporation, a multinational telecommunications company. Mr. Ho is also a director of China COSCO Shipping Corporation, formerly China Ocean Shipping Company, a Chinese state owned enterprise (since 2016), and China Mobile Communications Corporation, a Chinese state owned enterprise (since 2016), and was a director of Sinosteel Corporation from 2008 to 2012 and Dong Fang Electric Corporation from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Ho brings extensive experience and business knowledge of global markets in diversified industries, with a strong track record in establishing and building businesses in China, and management expertise in operations, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in the area. Mr. Ho has served on the board of directors of the following public companies: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. since 2013, Qorvo, Inc. since 2015, Owens-Illinois Inc. from 2008 – 2012, 3Com Corporation from 2008 – 2010 and served as a director of Pentair from 2007 until the Separation.

William T. Monahan

Mr. Monahan will be the Lead Director of our Board of Directors. In 2006, Mr. Monahan served as a director and the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Novelis, Inc., a global leader in aluminum rolled products and aluminum can recycling. From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Monahan was Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Imation Corp., a manufacturer of magnetic and optical data storage media. He was involved in worldwide marketing with Imation and prior to that he held numerous leadership roles at 3M Company. Mr. Monahan brings to our Board a wealth of global operational and management experience, as well as a deep understanding of our business as he was a member of Pentair’s Board of Directors since 2001. Mr. Monahan has extensive service as a board member and chief executive officer at companies in a number of different industries. His broad international perspective on business operations will be instrumental as we become more global. Mr. Monahan has served on the board of directors of the following public companies: Pentair from 2001 until the Separation, Mosaic Company since 2004, Hutchinson Technology, Inc. from 2000 – 2013, Solutia Inc. from 2008 – 2012, Novelis, Inc. from 2005 – 2007 and Imation Corp. from 1995 – 2004.

Susan M. Cameron

Ms. Cameron is the retired Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Reynolds American, Inc., a publicly-traded tobacco company, serving in that role from January 2017 – July 2017. From 2014 to December 2016, Ms. Cameron served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Reynolds American, Inc. Ms. Cameron previously held various executive and board leadership positions at Reynolds American, Inc. from 2004 until her retirement in 2011. Prior to joining Reynolds American, Inc., Ms. Cameron held various marketing, management and executive positions at Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, a U.S. tobacco company, from 1981 to 2004. Ms. Cameron has considerable experience in the executive leadership and marketing functions of a public company and brings to our board of directors strong leadership skills, marketing and brand leadership expertise and essential insights and perspectives regarding the strategic and operational opportunities and challenges of a global manufacturing business. Ms. Cameron has served on the board of directors of the following public companies: Reynolds American, Inc. since 2013 and from 2004 – 2011, Tupperware Brands Corporation since 2011 and R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company from 2009 – 2016.

Michael L. Ducker

Mr. Ducker is the President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight, a segment of FedEx Corporation, a global provider of supply chain, transportation, business and related information services, and has served in that role since 2015. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Ducker held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and President of International for FedEx Express, a segment of FedEx Corporation. From 1978 to 2009, Mr. Ducker held various executive and management positions with FedEx Express. He has been based in Milan, Italy, Singapore and Hong Kong at different stages in his career. Mr. Ducker is also a director of Amway Corporation, a privately held direct selling business. Mr. Ducker’s significant senior executive and international experience coupled with his extensive expertise in complex operations and logistics will complement the strength of our board of directors. Mr. Ducker’s current position as Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight provides him with knowledge of a number of important areas, including leadership, risk assessment and operational issues. Mr. Ducker has served on the board of directors of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. since 2014.

Herbert K. Parker

Mr. Parker is the retired Executive Vice President – Operational Excellence of Harman International Industries, Inc., a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of audio products, lighting solutions and electronic systems, serving in that role from January 2015 until 2017. From 2008 to December 2014, Mr. Parker was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harman Industries, Inc. Previously, Mr. Parker served in various financial positions with ABB Ltd. (known as ABB Group), a global power and technology company, from 1980 to 2008, including as Chief Financial Officer of the Americas region. Mr. Parker began his career as a staff accountant with C-E Systems. Mr. Parker brings to our board of directors extensive experience in financial reporting, accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for public companies. His experience serving as a financial executive with multiple public companies provides him with subject matter expertise in finance, asset management and other areas of risk oversight. Mr. Parker has served on the board of directors of the following public companies: TriMas Corporation since 2015 and TMS International Corp. from 2012 – 2013.

Ronald L. Merriman

Mr. Merriman is the Chair of our Audit and Finance Committee.  Prior to the Separation, Mr. Merriman served as a director of Pentair since 2004. He has also served as Managing Director of Merriman Partners, and Managing Director of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He is the retired Vice Chair of KPMG, a global accounting and consulting firm, where he served for 30 years in various positions, including as a member of the Executive Management Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Merriman also led KPMG’s Global Transportation & Logistics Practice and its Global Healthcare Practice and served as its U.S. Liaison Partner for Asia. Mr. Merriman’s extensive accounting and financial background will strengthen our Audit and Finance Committee and its processes. In addition, his global experience will assist us in our expansion into overseas markets. Mr. Merriman has served on the board of directors of the following public companies: Pentair from 2004 until the Separation, Realty Income Corporation since 2005, Aircastle Limited since 2006 and Haemonetics Corporation from 2005 – 2017.