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John Stauch

John L. Stauch

Pentair President and Chief Executive Officer

John Stauch currently serves as Pentair President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Pentair as chief financial officer in 2007, Stauch served as chief financial officer of the automation and control systems unit of Honeywell International Inc. Previously, he held a series of executive, investor relations and managerial finance roles with Honeywell International Inc. and its predecessor AlliedSignal Inc. He also served as chief financial officer and IT director of PerkinElmer Optoelectronics. Stauch serves as a director of Deluxe where he is currently the chair of the Audit committee and member of the Finance committee. Stauch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Michigan State University.

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Adrian C. Chiu

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Transformation Officer

Adrian Chiu currently serves as executive vice president, chief human resources officer and chief transformation officer for Pentair. Chiu joined Pentair in 2011, and has held positions of increasing responsibility including a pivotal leadership role in the 2018 separation of Pentair’s electrical business which is now nVent Electric plc. Prior to being named to the executive leadership team, he served as vice president, total rewards and HRIS, overseeing all aspects of compensation and benefits, as well as HR technology. Prior to joining Pentair, Chiu had over 11 years of experience leading and consulting on large-scale HR Technology & Transformation projects for several major global companies.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Mario R. D'Ovidio

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT, CONSUMER SOLUTIONS 

Mario D’Ovidio currently serves as executive vice president, president of Pentair’s Consumer Solutions segment. D’Ovidio was most recently SVP, Sales, Service and Ownership Solutions at Electrolux. Prior to Electrolux, he led global product and services businesses at Husqvarna Group and Whirlpool Corporation. Earlier in his career, he held a number of product development, sales, marketing and strategy roles at Fiat Chrysler (formerly DaimlerChryslerAG and Chrysler Corp). He holds an Honors B.B.A from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada and an MBA from Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada.

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Bob P. Fishman

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER

Bob Fishman currently serves as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief accounting officer of Pentair. Prior to joining Pentair, Fishman was formerly executive vice president and chief financial and accounting officer for NCR Corporation from 2009 to 2018, after which he was a senior advisor to NCR until 2019. Fishman began working at NCR in 1996 and held numerous finance roles of increasing responsibility during his tenure. Prior to joining NCR, he held finance and treasury roles at AT&T Corporation and consulting and audit roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Fishman holds an HBA from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John Jacko

John H. Jacko

Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer

John Jacko currently serves as executive vice president, chief growth officer of Pentair. Prior to joining the company in 2017, he was vice president and chief marketing officer of Kennametal. Previously, Jacko was senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Flowserve Corporation, and also spent more than 20 years at Honeywell Aerospace (formerly Allied Signal) gaining experience and increasing leadership responsibility across a broad spectrum of product management, marketing and sales. Jacko holds an MBA from the University of New Haven, Connecticut, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Connecticut.

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Jerome O. Pedretti

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT, INDUSTRIAL & FLOW TECHNOLOGIES 

Jerome Pedretti currently serves as executive vice president, president of Pentair’s Industrial Flow Technologies segment. Pedretti has been with Pentair for nearly 15 years and has held positions of increasing responsibility across Business Development, EMEA, Valves & Controls and Aquatic Systems. Previous to Pentair, he was a growth consultant for Bain and Company. He earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University of Nancy, France in 1993 and his MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in 2002.

Karla Robertson

STEVE PILLA

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER

Steve Pilla currently serves as executive vice president, chief supply chain officer of Pentair. Pilla was previously vice president and chief supply chain officer at Red Wing Shoe Company, leading its global manufacturing, supply, logistics distribution, quality and engineering functions. Prior to Red Wing Shoe Company, Pilla worked at Pentair for approximately 15 years, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of Pentair’s enclosures business prior to the spin-off of its electrical business (now nVent Electric plc). Prior to that, he held a variety of roles at Pentair with increasing responsibility, including vice president of global operations and supply chain. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota. 

Karla Robertson

Karla C. Robertson

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Social Responsibility Officer

Karla Robertson currently serves as executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief social responsibility officer of Pentair. Prior to joining the company in 2017, Robertson held several legal positions of increasing responsibility at SUPERVALU, serving as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary during the last four years of her tenure. Previously, Robertson was in-house employment counsel at Target Corporation, worked in private practice at Faegre & Benson LLP (currently Faegre Baker Daniels LLP) and served as a judicial law clerk for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Robertson holds her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver.

Philip M. Rolchigo, Ph. D.

Philip M. Rolchigo, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Philip M. Rolchigo, Ph.D. currently serves as executive vice president, chief technology officer (CTO) for Pentair. Rolchigo is a recognized thought leader in the field of water and wastewater treatment technologies. He served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Advancing Desalination Technology committee and has received 20 U.S. patents. Rolchigo also sits on a number of technology advisory boards including the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation’s Research Advisory Council. Prior to joining Pentair in 2007, he was CTO at Osmonics and held various leadership positions at GE Water & Process Technologies. Rolchigo holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester, a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and was an Industrial Research Affiliate in Chemical Engineering at MIT from 1990 to 1992.

Board of Directors

Mona Abutaleb Stephenson

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Ms. Abutaleb Stephenson serves on the Board of Directors for Pentair. Ms. Abutaleb has been the Chief Executive Officer of Medical Technology Solutions, LLC, a provider of technology solutions for the healthcare industry, since 2019. From 2013 to 2018, Ms. Abutaleb was the Chief Executive Officer of mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., an IT outsourcing/managed services and cloud services provider. From 2006 to 2013, Ms. Abutaleb served as President and Chief Operating Officer of mindSHIFT. In 2012, mindSHIFT was acquired by Best Buy Co., Inc. and then later, in 2014, was acquired by Ricoh Company, Ltd., a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, printing, digital cameras and industrial systems. Ms. Abutaleb also served as Senior Vice President of Ricoh USA from 2015 to 2017 and Executive Vice President and General Manager, of Ricoh Global Services from 2017 to 2018. Prior to joining mindSHIFT, Ms. Abutaleb served in executive positions at Discovery Communications, Inc. from 2002 to 2005 and MCI WorldCom, Inc. and its predecessors from 1984 to 2002. Ms. Abutaleb serves as a Director of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., a community bank.

Glynis A. Bryan

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Ms. Bryan is the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee for Pentair. Since 2007, Ms. Bryan has been the Chief Financial Officer of Insight Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of information technology products and solutions to clients in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Between 2005 and 2007, Ms. Bryan was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Swift Transportation Co., a holding company which operates the largest fleet of truckload carrier equipment in the United States. Between 2001 and 2005, Ms. Bryan was the Chief Financial Officer of APL Logistics, the supply-chain management arm of Singapore-based NOL Group, a logistics and global transportation business. Prior to joining APL, Ms. Bryan spent 16 years with Ryder System, Inc., a truck leasing company where Ms. Bryan served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ryder Transportation Services in 1999 and 2000.

T. Michael Glenn

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Mr. Glenn serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee for Pentair. Mr. Glenn served as a Senior Advisor to Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity firm, from 2017 to August 2020. Since 2017, Mr. Glenn also has served on the board of directors of Lumen Technologies, Inc. (formerly CenturyLink, Inc.), a global communications and information technology services company, including as Chairman of the board of directors since May 2020. In 2019, Mr. Glenn was appointed to the board of directors of Safe Fleet Holdings, LLC, a provider of integrated safety platforms for fleets. From 1998 until his retirement in 2016, Mr. Glenn served as the Executive Vice President—Market Development and Corporate Communications of FedEx Corporation, a global provider of supply chain, transportation, business and related information services. From 2000 to 2016, Mr. Glenn also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Corporate Services, responsible for all marketing, sales, customer service and retail operations functions for all FedEx Corporation operating companies including FedEx Office. Mr. Glenn was formerly a director of Level 3 Communications, Inc. from 2012 to 2017, Deluxe Corporation from 2004 to 2007 and Renasant Corporation from 2008 to 2012.

Theodore L. Harris

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Mr. Harris serves on the Board of Directors for Pentair. Since 2015, Mr. Harris has been the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Balchem Corporation, a provider of specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, medical sterilization and industrial industries. Since 2017, Mr. Harris has served as Chairman of Balchem Corporation's board of directors. Prior to joining Balchem, Mr. Harris spent 11 years at Ashland, Inc., a global specialty chemical provider in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, adhesives, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, and pharmaceutical. Mr. Harris served in a variety of senior management positions at Ashland, Inc., serving most recently as Senior Vice President, President Performance Materials, from 2014 to 2015. Prior to this position, from 2011 to 2014, Mr. Harris served as Senior Vice President, President Performance Materials & Ashland Supply Chain, and prior to that, Vice President, President Performance Materials & Ashland Supply Chain. Between 1993 and 2004, Mr. Harris served in a variety of senior level roles for FMC Corporation, where he last served as General Manager of the Food Ingredients Business. 

David A. Jones

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Mr. Jones serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Pentair. Since 2008, Mr. Jones has been Senior Advisor to Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity firm. In 2017, Mr. Jones was appointed to the board of directors of Checkers Drive‑In Restaurants, Inc., a leading national restaurant chain, from 2016 to October 2019, Mr. Jones served on the board of directors of Imagine! Print Solutions, a provider of in‑house marketing solutions, and from 2012 to October 2020, Mr. Jones served on the board of directors of Earth Fare, Inc., one of the largest natural food retailers in the U.S., all of which are privately owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners. Between 1996 and 2007, Mr. Jones was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Brands, Inc. (formerly Rayovac Corporation), a global consumer products company with major businesses in batteries, lighting, shaving/grooming, personal care, lawn and garden, household insecticide, and pet supply product categories. Mr. Jones also served in leadership roles with Rayovac, Spectrum Brands, Thermoscan, The Regina Company and Electrolux Corp.

Gregory E. Knight

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Mr. Knight serves on the Board of Directors for Pentair. Mr. Knight is the Executive Vice President, Customer Transformation and Business Services of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., an energy delivery company. He was the Chief Customer Officer, US Energy and Utilities, of National Grid US, an energy delivery company, from 2019 until August 2020.  Mr. Knight served at CenterPoint Energy, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Utility and Commercial Businesses from 2014 to 2019 and Division Vice President, Customer Services from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Knight also previously served in management positions at Ricoh Americas from 2004 to 2009, Reliant retail energy from 2001 to 2004, Allen Knight Inc. from 2000 to 2001 and Verizon from 1992 to 2000.

Michael T. Speetzen

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Mr. Speetzen serves on the Board of Directors for Pentair. Since May 2021, Mr. Speetzen has served as Chief Executive Officer of Polaris, Inc., a global powersports leader with a product line-up that includes side-by-side and all-terrain off-road vehicles, motorcycles, boats, and snowmobiles.  Mr. Speetzen served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Polaris from 2015 to 2020 and then as Interim Chief Executive Officer. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Speetzen was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology equipment and service provider. Prior to joining Xylem, Mr. Speetzen served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Fluid and Motion Control from 2009 to 2011, Chief Financial Officer for the StandardAero division of the private equity firm Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd. from 2007 to 2009, and various positions of increasing responsibility in the finance functions at Honeywell International, Inc. and General Electric Company.

John L. Stauch

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Mr. Stauch is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pentair plc having previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Pentair from 2007 to 2018. Prior to joining Pentair, Mr. Stauch served as Chief Financial Officer of the Automation and Control Systems unit of Honeywell International Inc. from 2005 to 2007. Previously, Mr. Stauch served as Chief Financial Officer and Information Technology Director of PerkinElmer Optoelectronics and various executive, investor relations and managerial finance positions within Honeywell International Inc. and its predecessor AlliedSignal Inc. from 1994 to 2005. Mr. Stauch serves as a Director of Deluxe Corporation, where he is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Stauch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Michigan State University.

Billie I. Williamson

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Ms. Williamson serves as Chair of the Governance Committee for Pentair. Ms. Williamson has over three decades of experience auditing public companies as an employee and partner of Ernst & Young LLP. From 1998 to 2011, Ms. Williamson served Ernst & Young as a Senior Assurance Partner. Ms. Williamson was also Ernst & Young’s Americas Inclusiveness Officer, a member of its Americas Executive Board, which functions as the Board of Directors for Ernst & Young dealing with strategic and operational matters, and a member of the Ernst & Young U.S. Executive Board responsible for partnership matters for the firm. Williamson served as a director of XL Group Ltd. in 2018 and of CSRA Inc. from 2015 to 2018.  Ms. Williamson has held other board positions with Janus Capital Group Inc. from 2015 to 2017, of Exelis Inc. from 2012 to 2015 and of Annie’s Inc. from 2012 to 2014.

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