Chief Financial Officer
Evoqua Water Technologies
Ben Stas is the Chief Financial Officer of Evoqua Water Technologies, the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world’s most fundamental natural resource: water. Stas joined Evoqua in 2015 from Latrobe, Pa-based Kennametal Inc., where he held a variety of sr. financial/business roles over an 18-year career.
At Evoqua, Ben is responsible for all of the company’s financial matters including audit, treasury, risk management, tax and controllership, based at Evoqua’s world headquarters in Warrendale, Pa. He works closely with Ron Keating, Evoqua’s CEO, to oversee the Company’s profitable growth around the world.
Before joining Evoqua, Ben worked at Kennametal for 18 years in key financial roles for the $3 billion supplier of tooling and industrial materials, including VP Finance - Business Groups. In this role he was responsible for overall financial leadership and governance of Kennametal’s business groups with operations in more than 60 countries. In this position, Stas was instrumental in navigating the company through the 2009-2010 economic downturn and implemented plans that helped set record financial performance. Most recently he served as VP of Manufacturing for the Industrial Business segment which today is the company’s largest and most profitable business with revenues of $1.6 billion across 27 manufacturing locations.
Ben also served as CFO of the Metalworking Solutions and Services Group; CFO of Kennametal Europe, where he was based in Switzerland; Director of Global Manufacturing Finance; Controller of Metalworking Americas; and Sr. Financial Analyst Global Sales, Marketing.
Prior to joining Kennametal, Ben worked for DuPont Co., as a Plant Controller, Accountant, and Team Leader. He holds an MBA from Duquesne University and a BS degree in business administration from Drexel University. Ben, his wife, and two daughters live in Latrobe, Pa.