Mar 21, 2012

Watts Water Technologies Promotes Malcolm Kinnaird to New Role

Vice president to take an expanded role in defining markets and acquisitions

Watts Water Technologies Inc. announced that Malcolm Kinnaird, vice president, channel management and marketing for North America, has moved into an expanded role as vice president, sales, marketing and business development – Americas. Kinnaird will take on new responsibilities for the U.S, Canadian, Mexican and Latin American market development and new business and channel partnerships for the company.

Kinnaird joined Watts Water in September 2010 as leader of channel sales, pricing and marketing communications for the U.S. and Canada, and has led Watts Water Technologies’ wholesale, retail, industrial, OEM, Canada and export sales activity and marketing communications since January 2011. Previously, Kinnaird was vice president of corporate development for A.O. Smith Corp. He has a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and an executive MBA from the university’s Katz School of Business.

In this new, expanded role, Kinnaird will take a broader leadership role in defining the company’s vertical market and acquisition strategies across the Americas. He will work closely with Watts Water Technologies platform leaders to establish product and systems road maps and will help to coordinate the Strategic Planning process for those platforms, while continuing to lead central channel sales, pricing and marketing communications across the Americas.