NYSE: WTS 182.24 +0.03 +0.02% Volume: 145,165 January 21, 2022


Robert J. Pagano, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and President


Robert J. Pagano, Jr. has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of our Company since May 2014. He also served as interim Chief Financial Officer from October 2014 to April 2015 and from April 2018 to July 2018. Mr. Pagano previously served as Senior Vice President of ITT Corporation and President, ITT Industrial Process from April 2009 to May 2014. Mr. Pagano originally joined ITT in 1997 and served in several additional management roles during his career at ITT, including as Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller, and President of Industrial Products. ITT Corporation is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Prior to joining ITT, Mr. Pagano worked at KPMG LLP. Mr. Pagano is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Pagano has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. since August 2017. Applied Industrial Technologies is a distributor of bearings, power transmission products, fluid power components and other industrial supplies and provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Mr. Pagano has also served on the Board of Directors of The Water Council since October 2021. The Water Council is a non-profit organization focused on water research, education and economic development to solve critical water challenges by driving innovation in freshwater technology and advancing water stewardship.

Monica Barry, Chief Human Resources Officer


Monica Barry joined our Company in October 2021 as Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Barry previously served as Vice President, Talent Management, Organizational Development and Corporate Human Resources Business Partner with Colfax Corporation from February 2020 to September 2021. Colfax is a global diversified technology company that provides specialty medical technologies and fabrication technology products and services. Ms. Barry served as Vice President, Global Talent, Learning & Development and Inclusion from July 2015 to January 2020 and as Vice President, Human Resources, Health Sector from August 2012 to October 2015 for Johnson Matthey, PLC. Johnson Matthey is a provider of catalysts systems for emission control within vehicles, products and processing services for the efficient use and transformation of natural resources, active pharmaceutical ingredients for a variety of treatments and drugs, and emerging opportunities in battery materials and fuel cells. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Barry served as Director Human Resources, North America Supply Chain & Labor Relations for The Campbell Soup Company. Prior to 2010, Ms. Barry held several human resources and operations management positions with FMC Corporation.

Kenneth R. Lepage, General Counsel, Chief Sustainability Officer and Secretary


Kenneth R. Lepage has served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since August 2008 and as Chief Sustainability Officer since May 2021. Mr. Lepage also previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company from April 2020 to October 2021 and from December 2009 to October 2015. Mr. Lepage originally joined the Company in September 2003 as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lepage was a Junior Partner at the law firm of Hale and Dorr LLP (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP).

Elie Melhem, President, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa


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.

Munish Nanda, President, Americas & Europe


Munish Nanda has served as President, Americas & Europe since February 2016. Mr. Nanda originally joined our Company in April 2015 as President, Americas. Mr. Nanda previously served as President of Control Technologies for ITT Corporation from April 2011 to March 2015. Mr. Nanda also served as Group Vice President of ITT Corporation’s Fluid and Motion Control Group from April 2008 to April 2011. ITT Corporation is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Prior to joining ITT Corporation, Mr. Nanda held several operating leadership and general management positions with Thermo Fisher Scientific Corporation and Honeywell International Inc. Mr. Nanda has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of CECO Environmental Corp. since June 2018. CECO Environmental provides air quality and fluid handling products and solutions serving the energy, industrial and other niche markets.

Shashank Patel, Chief Financial Officer


Shashank Patel joined our Company in July 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Patel previously worked at Xylem Inc. from the time of its spin-off from ITT Corporation in 2011 until June 2018. While at Xylem, Mr. Patel served as Vice President, Finance for Xylem Applied Water Systems, Dewatering and the America’s Commercial Team from July 2017 to June 2018, Integration Leader for the Sensus business from August 2016 to June 2017, Vice President, Finance for Global Operations from April 2016 to July 2016, Interim Chief Financial Officer of Xylem from July 2015 to March 2016, and Vice President, Finance for the Applied Water Systems division from 2011 to July 2015. Mr. Patel also served in several leadership roles in finance, operations and engineering at ITT from 1996 until the spin-off of Xylem in 2011. Xylem is a global designer, manufacturer and equipment and service provider for water and wastewater applications. Mr. Patel has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Federal Signal Corporation since October 2021. Federal Signal Corporation designs, manufactures and supplies a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers.

Ram Ramakrishnan, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development


Ram Ramakrishnan joined our company in June 2013 and was appointed Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development in October 2013. Previously, Mr. Ramakrishnan was Vice President of New Growth Platforms for Avery Dennison Corporation from January 2011 through June 2012. Avery Dennison is a global provider of labeling and packaging materials and solutions. Prior to Avery Dennison, Mr. Ramakrishnan was Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at Millipore Corporation, a provider of technologies, tools and services for the global life science industry, from May 2009 until December 2010, when it merged with Merck KGaA. From July 2002 to December 2008, Mr. Ramakrishnan served as Senior Vice President, Growth for Pentair, Inc., a provider of water technology products and systems. Mr. Ramakrishnan began his career with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.

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