Leadership

Executive Leadership Team

Ron C. Keating: President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Keating has served on our Board and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2014.

Prior to joining Evoqua, Mr. Keating was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Contech Engineered Solutions, an infrastructure site solutions provider. Before heading Contech, Mr. Keating served as President of the Metalworking Solutions and Services Group of Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT), a supplier of tooling and industrial materials. He also held previous roles at Kennametal as the Vice President and General Manager of the Energy, Mining and Construction Group and for the Electronics Products Group from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Keating started his career at Ingersoll-Rand Inc. in 1992 where he held various roles of increasing responsibility until departing in 2001. Mr. Keating currently serves on the board of directors and the Compensation and Corporate Governance committees of US Ecology Inc. (Nasdaq: ECOL). Mr. Keating also serves on the board of trustees for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, and the board of directors of the Allegheny Conference. Mr. Keating received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.

Benedict J. Stas: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Mr. Stas has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since March 2015.  

Prior to joining Evoqua, Mr. Stas held a variety of senior financial and business roles at Kennametal Inc., a supplier of tooling and industrial materials, from 1997 to 2015, including roles as Vice President Finance of Business Groups from 2010 to 2013 and as Vice President of Manufacturing for the Industrial Segment from 2014 to 2015. While at Kennametal Inc., Mr. Stas also served as Chief Financial Officer of the Industrial Business Group, Chief Financial Officer of Kennametal Europe GmbH, Director of Global Manufacturing Finance, Controller of Metalworking Americas, and Senior Financial Analyst for Global Financial Sales and Marketing from 1997 to 1999. Prior to joining Kennametal Inc., Mr. Stas worked for DuPont Co. as a Plant Controller, Accountant and Team Leader from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Stas received an M.B.A. from Duquesne University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University.  

Rodney O. Aulick: Executive Vice President, Integrated Solutions & Services Segment President

Mr. Aulick has served as our Executive Vice President, Integrated Solutions and Services Segment President in October 2018.  

Mr. Aulick previously served as our Executive Vice President, Industrial Segment President from October 2015 to October 2018, and as president of our former Products & Technologies Division from June 2014 to October 2015. Mr. Aulick began his career in the water treatment industry in 1997 at Chem-Aqua, a specialty chemical company in water treatment, where he held the position of regional manager. He subsequently joined USFilter Corporation, a predecessor of Evoqua, as a field services regional manager in 2001 and succeeded to positions of increasing responsibility at USFilter Corporation and its successor Siemens Water Technologies, including as Vice President of the Light Industry Segment from 2008 to 2011 and the Industrial Equipment Division from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Aulick attended Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Management Program from 2001 to 2003. 

Hervé P. Fages: Executive Vice President, Applied Product Technologies Segment President

Mr. Fages joined Evoqua as Executive Vice President, Applied Product Technologies Segment President in March 2019.  

Mr. Fages brings more than 25 years of industrial market experience to Evoqua. From July 2017 to March 2019, Mr. Fages was President, Connected Building and Building Management Systems, at Honeywell International, Inc. From May 2004 to July 2017, Mr. Fages served in various managerial and business development roles at Schneider Electric, including as chief executive officer of its Pelco business unit, a security and surveillance technologies provider. Mr. Fages holds a B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration from University of Montpellier, France.  

 

Snehal A. Desai: Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer

Mr. Desai has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer since January 2018.  

Prior to joining Evoqua, Mr. Desai was the global business director for Dow Water & Process Solutions. Earlier in his career at Dow, where he worked for more than 20 years across two periods, Mr. Desai held various positions in sales, marketing, business development, and technical service and development. Prior to joining Dow, Mr. Desai led commercial and business development for Segetis, and was vice president and chief marketing officer of NatureWorks LLC. Mr. Desai currently serves on the board of directors of US Water Alliance and on the board of trustees of Chatham University. Mr. Desai received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Vincent Grieco: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Grieco has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2015.  

Mr. Grieco was appointed as acting General Counsel at the inception of our Company in January 2014 after working the majority of his career in the water treatment industry. He joined USFilter Corporation in January 2003 as Senior Counsel and, following the acquisition of USFilter Corporation by Siemens Corp. in 2004, continued as legal counsel to Siemens Water Technologies, the group of legal entities comprising the predecessor to Evoqua. Prior to joining USFilter Corporation, Mr. Grieco was a member of the business and finance section of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP from 1997 to 2002 and at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Grieco received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and received a B.S. in Economics from St. Vincent College.

James M. Kohosek: Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Kohosek has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer since January 2018.

Since joining Evoqua in January 2016, Mr. Kohosek has held various leadership roles, including president of our former Products & Technologies Division and Business Operations (January 2017 to December 2017); Vice President and General Manager, Wallace & Tiernan® Systems brand (June 2016 to December 2016); and Vice President, Strategy (January 2016 to May 2016). Prior to joining Evoqua, Mr. Kohosek was employed in senior management positions at global industrial and manufacturing companies. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Kohosek was employed at Kennametal Inc. as VP of Kennametal and President, Infrastructure Division and as Vice President of the Transportation Business Unit and General Industrial Business Unit and as Chief Financial Officer of the Advanced Materials Group. Mr. Kohosek also was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Industrial Technologies Sector of Ingersoll Rand plc from 2002 to 2007 and President of Westinghouse Communications from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Kohosek received a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and a B.S.B.A. in Finance, both from Shippensburg University.

Anthony J. Webster: Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Webster has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since March 2016.  

Prior to joining Evoqua, Mr. Webster served as Vice President of Human Resources, Europe & Americas, for Glaxo Smith Kline Consumer Health, a joint venture between Novartis and Glaxo Smith Kline plc, from 2015 to 2016; and as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources for Novartis Consumer Health from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Webster has held senior human resources roles with numerous companies, including as Regional Vice President, Human Resources, EMEA for Bristol-Myers Squibb from 2008 to 2011; as Senior Director, Research & Development for Bristol-Myers Squibb from 2006 to 2008; as Director, Human Resources, Latin America & Canada for Bristol-Myers Squibb from 2004 to 2006; as Director, Global Business Support Functions for Mead Johnson Nutritionals from 2001 to 2004; in senior human resources and labor relations management capacities for Phelps Dodge Corporation from 1994 to 2001; and as Manager, Human Resources for Consolidation Coal Co. from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Webster received an M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and a B.S. in Business Administration from West Virginia University. 

Board of Directors

Martin J. Lamb, Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Lamb, a retired engineering/industrial services executive, spent 33 years at IMI plc (LON: IMI), an engineering company which designs, manufactures and services highly engineered products that control the precise movement of fluids, including as its Chief Executive Officer for the last 13 years until his retirement in 2013. In June 2014, Mr. Lamb joined Rotork plc (LON: ROR), a global designer and manufacturer of industrial valve actuators, control systems and accessories, as its Non-Executive Chairman, and led the organization as its Interim Chief Executive Officer from July 2017 until March 2018, at which time Mr. Lamb returned to the position of Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. Lamb also served as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Mercia Technologies PLC, an investment group, from 2015 through September 2017; Severn Trent plc (LON: SVT), from 2008 to 2016; and Spectris plc (LON: SXS), from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Lamb is a member of the European Advisory Board of AEA Investors LP. Mr. Lamb received an M.B.A. from Cranfield Business School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London. 

Nick Bhambri, Director

Mr. Bhambri, a retired chemicals/manufacturing executive, has been President of Louis York Capital, a private investment firm focusing on the industrial, chemical, energy, manufacturing, distribution and services markets, since 2015. Mr. Bhambri spent over two decades of his career at MECS Inc., a Monsanto subsidiary and process technology provider to the sulfuric acid industry serving the refining, metallurgical, uranium and fertilizer industries, including as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until its acquisition by DuPont in 2012. After retiring from MECS Inc., Mr. Bhambri served as a director of MPG Performance Group (NYSE: MPG) until its acquisition by American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. in 2017. Mr. Bhambri also is a past president of the Washington University Olin Business School Executive MBA alumni board and member of the Olin National Council at Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Bhambri received an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Gary A. Cappeline, Director

Mr. Cappeline, a retired manufacturing/chemicals industry executive and merchant/investment banking principal, was an Operating Partner of AEA Investors LP from 2007 until December 2018, where he advised on acquisition opportunities and operational matters at portfolio companies. Prior to joining AEA Investors, Mr. Cappeline was a President and Chief Operating Officer of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, Valvoline motor oil and water treatment solutions, and diversified plastics and chemicals distributor with a division specializing in water treatment solutions, to which he returned in 2002 after service as Group VP of Engelhard Corporation from 1997 to 1999 and as President, Chemicals of Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) from 1998 to 2000. He also served as chemical industry partner at Bear Stearns Merchant Bank from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Cappeline currently serves on the board of directors (as chairman) and audit committee of Swanson Industries, Inc., a provider of hydraulic cylinder manufacturing, remanufacturing and repair services for the mining and mobile industries. He previously served as a board and executive committee member of the American Chemistry Council, a chemical industry trade association, a director of Unifrax Corporation, a manufacturer of high temperature insulation products, chairman and a director of Houghton International Inc., a manufacturer of metal working fluids, a director of Shoes for Crews, LLC, a manufacturer of slip resistant footwear, a director of RelaDyne Inc., a distributor of lubricants and fuels, and a director of Tampico Beverages Inc., a manufacturer of fruit drinks. Mr. Cappeline received M.S. and B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York and attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Management Program in 1993. 

Lisa Glatch, Director

Ms. Glatch currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Sempra LNG, an affiliate of Sempra Energy. In this role, Ms. Glatch manages multiple facets of company operations, including engineering and construction, project controls, human resources, external affairs, sustainability and compliance. Prior to joining Sempra Energy, Ms. Glatch was Executive Vice President, Chief Strategic Development Officer, for CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., a leading global consulting and program management firm. Ms. Glatch also was Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and spent 24 years with Fluor Corporation in a range of senior management positions, including President of the Government Group and Senior Vice President of Project Operations for the Energy & Chemicals Group. Ms. Glatch earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. 

Judd A. Gregg, Director

Senator Gregg has spent over three decades in federal and state public office, most recently serving as the US Senator from the State of New Hampshire from January 1993 until January 2011. During his tenure in the Senate, Senator Gregg served on key Senate committees, including Budget, Appropriations, Government Affairs, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Commerce, Science and Transportation, Foreign Relations and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He was the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, as well as chairman of various sub-committees. Senator Gregg was a chief negotiator of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008; the lead sponsor of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005; and, with the late Senator Ted Kennedy, co-authored the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In March 2010, Senator Gregg was appointed to President Obama’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Before joining the US Senate, Senator Gregg was Governor of New Hampshire from 1989 to 1993 and a US Representative from 1981 to 1989. Senator Gregg was named as Dartmouth College’s first distinguished fellow and teaches at the college and its graduate schools. Senator Gregg serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and was a member of the board of directors of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) from 2011 to 2013. Senator Gregg received a J.D. and an L.L.M. from Boston University and an A.B. from Columbia University.  

Brian R. Hoesterey, Director

Mr. Hoesterey is Chief Executive Officer of AEA Investors LP. Before he joined AEA Investors in 1999, Mr. Hoesterey was employed by BT Capital Partners, the private equity investment vehicle of Bankers Trust, from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Hoesterey also previously worked for McKinsey & Co. from 1994 to 1997 and the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Hoesterey is currently a director of GMS Inc. (NYSE: GMS), VC GB Holdings, Excelitas Technologies Corp. and Springs Window Fashions. He also serves on the board of trustees for Madison Square Boys and Girls Club and on the board of directors of the Grammy Museum Foundation. Mr. Hoesterey previously served on the boards of directors of At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME), Swanson Industries, Inc., CPG International Inc., Houghton International Inc., SRS, Henry Company, Unifrax Corporation, Pregis Holding II Corporation and Noveon. Mr. Hoesterey currently serves on the board of directors of Patagonia Sur, a for-profit venture that invests in, protects and enhances scenically remarkable and ecologically valuable properties in Chilean Patagonia. Mr. Hoesterey received an M.B.A. with honors from Harvard Business School and a B.B.A. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Texas Christian University.

Ron C. Keating, Director

Mr. Keating has served on our Board and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2014.  

Prior to joining Evoqua, Mr. Keating was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Contech Engineered Solutions, an infrastructure site solutions provider. Before heading Contech, Mr. Keating served as President of the Metalworking Solutions and Services Group of Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT), a supplier of tooling and industrial materials. He also held previous roles at Kennametal as the Vice President and General Manager of the Energy, Mining and Construction Group and for the Electronics Products Group from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Keating started his career at Ingersoll-Rand Inc. in 1992 where he held various roles of increasing responsibility until departing in 2001. Mr. Keating currently serves on the board of directors and the Compensation and Corporate Governance committees of US Ecology Inc. (Nasdaq: ECOL). Mr. Keating also serves on the board of trustees for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, and the board of directors of the Allegheny Conference. Mr. Keating received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University. 

Vinay Kumar, Director

Mr. Kumar has been a Partner with AEA Investors LP since 2004, and focuses on investments in the value-added industrial, specialty chemical and business services sectors. Mr. Kumar is currently a director of Excelitas Technologies Corp. Mr. Kumar was previously on the board of directors of Dematic and involved in AEA Investors’ investments in CPG International Inc., Cogent Healthcare and Pregis Holdings II Corporation. Prior to joining AEA Investors, Mr. Kumar was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company in San Francisco and London from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Kumar received an A.B. in History and Science with honors from Harvard University. 

Lynn C. Swann, Director

Mr. Swann, a Hall of Fame athlete and former wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, has held a number of leadership roles in business, government and philanthropic organizations over the past four decades. Mr. Swann served as the Athletic Director of the University of Southern California from 2016 to 2019, responsible for overall administration of the 21 women’s and men’s Division I athletic programs at the university. He is also president of Swann, Inc., a marketing and consulting firm he founded in 1976, and has held Series 7 and 63 registrations for securities industry professionals. Mr. Swann has previously held directorships at a number of publicly-traded, privately-held and non-profit entities, such as Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR; including on its audit committee), Caesar’s Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: CZR), Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH), H.J. Heinz (including on its audit committee) and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America. Mr. Swann was the Republican party nominee for Pennsylvania governor in 2006, and was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Chairman of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition from 2002 to 2005. Additionally, Mr. Swann worked on-air as a host, reporter and analyst for the American Broadcast Company (ABC-TV) for nearly 30 years and served for two years as chairman of the national board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, overseeing management of more than 400 agencies across the United States and establishing Big Brothers Big Sisters as a premier mentoring group. 

Peter M. Wilver, Director

Mr. Wilver is a retired technology manufacturing and services executive and certified public accountant. He joined Thermo Electron Corp. in 2000 and was appointed as its Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Following the creation of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a leading provider of laboratory products and services (NYSE: TMO) (“Thermo Fisher”), in 2006 through the merger of Thermo Electron Corp. and Fisher Scientific International Inc., Mr. Wilver continued as Thermo Fisher’s Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2015 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from 2015 until retirement in March 2017. Before joining Thermo Electron Corp., Mr. Wilver worked for General Electric, Grimes Aerospace Company and Honeywell International (formerly AlliedSignal), where he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the electronic materials business. Mr. Wilver currently serves on the board of directors and audit and compensation committees of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR). Mr. Wilver previously served on the board of directors and audit and human resources committees of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC). Mr. Wilver received a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from The Ohio State University