Elie Melhem has served as President, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa since February 2016. Mr. Melhem originally joined our Company in July 2011 as President, Asia-Pacific. From February 2008 to July 2011, Mr. Melhem was Managing Director of Ariston Thermo Group’s China operations. Ariston Thermo Group is a worldwide provider of heating and hot water products, systems and services. Mr. Melhem worked for ITT Corporation from 1996 to January 2007. While with ITT, Mr. Melhem served as President China/Asia Pacific, Residential and Commercial Water Group from 2006 to January 2007, President - Water Technology Group, Asia Pacific from 2002 to 2005, Country Manager of China from 1999 to 2001 and General Manager of Goulds Pumps from 1996 to 1999. ITT is a global high-technology engineering and manufacturing company offering products and services in water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. Before joining ITT, Mr. Melhem spent eleven years with Avnet, Inc., where he held several engineering and management positions. Avnet is a global distributor of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology.