Fernandez Named Sr. Vice President of Developing Markets; Waltz Named Vice President and General Manager
Jorge Fernandez will lead Pentair Water's significant growth initiatives in key developing markets in the capacity of Sr. Vice President of Developing Markets. Fred Leers, Managing Director for Pentair Water Asia-Pacific and Gautam Khanna, General Manager for Pentair Water India will report to Jorge Fernandez. Jorge had served as President of Pentair Water Treatment North America for the past five years.
Today, Pentair Water Treatment is a major contributor to Pentairs business. Jorge Fernandez has been instrumental in developing exciting new growth initiatives for Pentair Water Treatment. In addition, he has coordinated the company's global investments in the water treatment business resulting in strong global reach and recognized influence within the industry. "His knowledge of global markets and the water industry will serve us well as he leads these significant growth initiatives," says Rick Cathcart, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pentair Water.
Bill Waltz will assume the leadership role for Pentair Water Treatment as Vice President and General Manager. Bill has served as VP and GM of Pentair Pump Groups Aurora Pump operation and has lead that business to new levels of profitability and innovation while also managing international sales for the entire Pump Group. Bill was also the leader of Pentair Water Treatment's very successful launch of the global supply management initiative.