Innovative Water Solutions
Board of Directors
David J. Coghlan
Chief Executive Officer and President
David J. Coghlan became Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of our Company in January 2011. He previously served as our Chief Operating Officer from January 2010 to January 2011 and as President of North America and Asia from June 2008 to January 2010. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Coghlan served as Vice President of Global Parts for Trane Inc. from April 2004 through May 2008. Trane is a global manufacturer of commercial and residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Mr. Coghlan also held several management positions in the United States and internationally within the Climate Control Technologies segment of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, a manufacturer of transport temperature control units and refrigerated display merchandisers, from 1995 to December 2003. Before joining Ingersoll-Rand, Mr. Coghlan worked for several years with the management consulting firm of McKinsey & Co. in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
Robert L. Ayers
Robert L. Ayers was elected as a member of our Board of Directors in October 2006. Mr. Ayers was Senior Vice President of ITT Industries and President of ITT Industries’ Fluid Technology from October 1999 until September 2005. Mr. Ayers continued to be actively employed by ITT Industries from September 2005 until September 2006, during which time he focused on special projects for the company. ITT Industries’ Fluid Technology is engaged in the design, development, production, sale, and after-sale support of a broad range of pumps, mixers, controls and treatment systems for municipal, industrial, residential, agricultural and commercial applications. Mr. Ayers originally joined ITT Industries in 1998 as President of ITT Industries’ Industrial Pump Group. Before joining ITT Industries, Mr. Ayers was President of Sulzer Industrial USA and Chief Executive Officer of Sulzer Bingham, a pump manufacturer in Portland, Oregon. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. subsidiaries of Lanzagorta International and director of marketing and new business development at FMC Corporation’s Petroleum Equipment Group. From 1979 to 1985, Mr. Ayers was General Manager, Products, Sales and Engineering for National Supply (Drilling Equipment Division). From 1973 to 1979, Mr. Ayers held several management positions with Armco Inc. in Venezuela and Mexico, including Area Manager, Latin America. Mr. Ayers served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971, including service in Vietnam. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Ayers served as Chairman of The Hydraulic Institute, North America’s leading fluid industry association. Mr. Ayers is a member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and holds chair 114 in the International Water Academy. Mr. Ayers is a member of the board of directors of T-3 Energy Services, Inc. Mr. Ayers holds an M.B.A. from Old Dominion University and a B.S.E.E. from The Virginia Military Institute.
Bernard Baert was elected as a member of our Board of Directors in August 2011. Mr. Baert has served as Senior Vice President and President, Europe and International of PolyOne Corporation since January 2010. Mr. Baert served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Color and Engineered Materials – Europe and Asia for PolyOne Corporation from 2006 to December 2009 and as Vice President and General Manager, Color and Engineered Materials – Europe and Asia from 2000 to 2006. From 1995 to September 2000, Mr. Baert was General Manager, Color – Europe for M.A. Hanna Company, the predecessor to PolyOne Corporation. PolyOne Corporation is a worldwide provider of specialty polymer materials, services and solutions. Prior to joining M.A. Hanna, Mr. Baert was General Manager, Europe for Hexcel Corporation and spent 17 years with Owens Corning where he served as a plant manager and held various positions in the areas of cost control and production. Mr. Baert earned a master’s degree in physics from the University of Liege in Belgium.
Kennett F. Burnes
Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Kennett F. Burnes was elected as a member of our Board of Directors in February 2009 and is also Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Burnes is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company. He was Chairman from 2001 to March 2008, President from 1995 to January 2008 and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to January 2008. Prior to joining Cabot Corporation in 1987, Mr. Burnes was a partner at the Boston-based law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart, where he specialized in corporate and business law for nearly 20 years. He is a director of State Street Corporation, a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Board of Trustees and a board member of New England Conservatory. Mr. Burnes is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Schepens Eye Research Institute. Mr. Burnes holds both a B.A and an LL.B. degree from Harvard University.
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.
W. Craig Kissel
W. Craig Kissel was elected as a member of our Board of Directors in October 2011. Mr. Kissel previously was employed by Trane Inc. (formerly known as American Standard Companies Inc.) from 1980 until his retirement in September, 2008. During his time at Trane, Mr. Kissel served as President of Trane Commercial Systems from 2004 to June, 2008, President of Wabco Vehicle Control Systems from 1998 to 2003, President of Trane’s North American Unitary Products Group from 1994 to 1997, Vice President of Marketing of Trane’s North American Unitary Products Group from 1992 to 1994 and held various other management positions at Trane from 1980 to 1991. Trane was a leading worldwide supplier of air conditioning and heating systems, vehicle control systems, and bathroom china and faucet-ware. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Kissel served as Chairman of Trane’s Corporate Ethics and Integrity Council, which was responsible for developing the company’s ethical business standards. Mr. Kissel also served in the U.S. Navy from 1973 to 1978. Mr. Kissel has served as a director of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company since May 2009. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company engineers and constructs some of the world's largest energy infrastructure projects.
John K. McGillicuddy
Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee
John K. McGillicuddy was employed by KPMG LLP, a public accounting firm, from June 1965 until his retirement in June 2000. He was elected into the Partnership at KPMG LLP in June 1975 where he served as Audit Partner, SEC Reviewing Partner, Partner-in-Charge of Professional Practice, Partner-in-Charge of College Recruiting and Partner-in-Charge of Staff Scheduling. He is a director of Brooks Automation, Inc. and Cabot Corporation.
Merilee Raines was elected as a member of our Board of Directors in February 2011. Ms. Raines has served as Chief Financial Officer of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. since October 2003. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Raines held several management positions with IDEXX Laboratories, including Corporate Vice President of Finance, Vice President and Treasurer of Finance, Director of Finance, and Controller. IDEXX Laboratories develops, manufactures and distributes diagnostic and information technology products and services for pet and production animal health, water quality and milk safety, and human point-of-care diagnostics. Ms. Raines earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Joseph T. Noonan
Joseph T. Noonan was elected as a member of our Board of Directors in May 2013. Mr. Noonan has worked as an independent digital strategy consultant since November 2012. Mr. Noonan previously was employed by Wayfair LLC from April 2008 to November 2012. During his time at Wayfair, Mr. Noonan served as Senior Director of Wayfair International from June 2011 to November 2012, Director of Category Management and Merchandising from February 2009 to June 2011 and Manager of Wayfair’s Business-to-Business Division from April 2008 to February 2009. Wayfair is an online retailer of home furnishings, décor and home improvement products. Prior to joining Wayfair, Mr. Noonan worked as a venture capitalist at Polaris Partners and as an investment banker at Cowen & Company.