Innovative Water Solutions
Richard J. Cathcart
Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Richard J. Cathcart was elected as a member of our Board of Directors in October 2007. Mr. Cathcart was Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Pentair, Inc. from February 2005 until his retirement in September 2007. Pentair is a diversified manufacturing company comprised of two operating segments: Water and Technical Products. Pentair’s Water Group provides products and systems used worldwide in the movement, storage, treatment and enjoyment of water. Mr. Cathcart began his career at Pentair in March 1995 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, where he identified water as a strategic area of growth. In February 1996, Mr. Cathcart was named Executive Vice President and President of Pentair’s Water Technologies Group. Mr. Cathcart was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Pentair’s Water Technologies Group in January 2001 and served in that capacity until his appointment as Vice Chairman in February 2005. As Vice Chairman, Mr. Cathcart led Pentair’s international business initiatives. Prior to joining Pentair, Mr. Cathcart held several management and business development positions during his 20-year career with Honeywell International Inc., including serving as Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell’s Worldwide Building Control Division. Mr. Cathcart holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences from the United States Air Force Academy and he served as a fighter pilot and flight commander during the Vietnam War. Mr. Cathcart is also a member of the board of directors of Fluidra S.A.
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