Watts Water Technologies Announces Appointment of New CFO
Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) announced today that Dean P. Freeman has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective as of November 12, 2012. William C. McCartney, who announced his retirement earlier this year, will continue in the role of Chief Financial Officer until November 12th to oversee the preparation and filing of the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter and to assist Mr. Freeman in preparing for the transition to Chief Financial Officer of our Company.
Mr. Freeman previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Flowserve Corporation from October 2009 to October 2011. Also while at Flowserve, Mr. Freeman served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Flowserve Pump Division from 2006 to October 2009. Flowserve is a leading global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, producing engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. Prior to Flowserve, Mr. Freeman served as Chief Financial Officer, Europe for The Stanley Works Corporation. Mr. Freeman also served in financial executive and management roles of progressive responsibility with United Technologies Corporation and SPX Corporation.
Mr. Freeman has an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. He also served our country as a non-commissioned infantry officer in the United States Army.
David J. Coghlan, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Dean to our team. Dean brings a wealth of global experience to us in finance, strategic management and continuous improvement from premier companies. We believe that Dean will be a valuable asset to our Company in continuing to grow and expand our business globally.”
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