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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 since 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 and Sustainability Officer

Mr. Desai joined Evoqua in January 2018, and serves as our Executive Vice President, Chief Growth and Sustainability Officer.  

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

Gary A. Cappeline, Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Gary A. Cappeline has served on our Board since the inception of our Company in 2014. Mr. Cappeline was an Operating Partner of AEA Investors LP (“AEA”) from 2007 until 2018, where he advised on acquisition opportunities and operational matters at portfolio companies. Prior to joining AEA Investors LP, Mr. Cappeline was a President and Chief Operating Officer of Ashland Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, Valvoline motor oil and water treatment solutions, and a diversified plastics and chemicals distributor, to which he returned in 2002 after service as Group VP of Engelhard Corporation from 1997 to 1999, and as President, Chemicals of Honeywell Inc. from 1998 to 2000. He also served as a chemical industry partner at Bear Stearns Merchant Bank from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Cappeline currently serves on the boards of directors of Barnet, a distributor of cosmetic and personal care ingredients; Swanson Industries, Inc., a provider of hydraulic cylinder manufacturing, remanufacturing and repair services for the mining and mobile industries; and Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC, a nutritional additives supplier. Mr. Cappeline previously served on the board of directors of lnnophos Holdings, Inc., an international producer of specialty ingredient solutions that deliver versatile benefits for the food, health, nutrition and industrial markets, where he was a member of its compensation committee and chair of its nominating and corporate governance committee. He also previously served on the board of directors and executive committee of the American Chemistry Council, a chemical industry trade association. Mr. Cappeline earned 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.

Nick Bhambri, Director

Nick Bhambri joined our Board in 2014. Mr. Bhambri, a former chemicals/manufacturing executive, has served as President of Louis York Capital, a private investment firm focusing on the industrial, chemical, energy, manufacturing, distribution and services markets since 2015. Prior to Louis York Capital, Mr. Bhambri spent over two decades of his career at MECS Inc., a Monsanto Company 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 Clean Technologies in 2012. Mr. Bhambri also is a past President of the Washington University Olin Business School Executive MBA alumni board and a member of the Olin National Council at Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Bhambri earned an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

Lisa Glatch, Director

Lisa Glatch joined our Board in 2020. Ms. Glatch is the former President, LNG and Net-Zero Solutions, and Chief Sustainability Officer (2021 to 2022) of Sempra Infrastructure, an energy infrastructure company and affiliate of Sempra (formerly Sempra Energy). Previously, Ms. Glatch served as President (2020 to 2021), Chief Operating Officer (2019 to 2021), and Chief Sustainability Officer (2019 to 2021) of Sempra LNG, a predecessor company to Sempra Infrastructure. Ms. Glatch’s responsibilities at Sempra Infrastructure and its predecessor encompass strategic planning, business development, operations, profitable growth, and superior risk-adjusted returns on capital. Ms. Glatch also served as the chairperson of the board of directors of Cameron LNG, LLC, a joint venture that is 50% owned by Sempra, which provides natural gas liquefaction services. From 2018 to 2019, Ms. Glatch served as Sempra’s Strategic Initiatives Officer. Prior to joining Sempra, Ms. Glatch was Executive Vice President, Chief Strategic Development Officer of CH2M Hill Companies Ltd. (“CH2M”), a leading global consulting and program management firm, from 2014 to 2017; and also served on CH2M’s board of directors, where she was a member of its risk committee. Before CH2M, Ms. Glatch was Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., an international technical professional services firm, from 2012 to 2014 and spent 24 years with Fluor Corporation, a multinational engineering and construction firm, in a range of senior management positions, including as President of the Government Group and Senior Vice President of Project Operations for the Energy & Chemicals Group. Ms. Glatch currently serves on the board of directors of Hess Corporation, where she is a member of the environmental, health and safety committee. From 2020 to 2021, Ms. Glatch was a member of the board of directors of Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V., or IEnova, one of the largest privately-owned infrastructure companies in Mexico. Ms. Glatch earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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. 

Martin J. Lamb, Director

Martin J. Lamb joined our Board in 2014 and served as Chairperson of our Board from 2014 to 2021. Mr. Lamb, a former engineering/industrial services executive, spent 33 years at IMI plc, an engineering company that designs, manufactures, and services highly engineered products that control the precise movement of fluids, until his retirement in 2013, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2013. In 2014, Mr. Lamb joined Rotork plc, a global designer and manufacturer of industrial valve actuators, control system and accessories, as its Non-Executive Chairperson, and led the organization as its Interim Chief Executive Officer from 2017 until 2018, at which time Mr. Lamb returned to the position of Non-Executive Chairperson. Mr. Lamb has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Mercia Technologies PLC, an investment group; Severn Trent plc, a water utility company; and Spectris plc, a supplier of precise instrumentation and controls. Mr. Lamb is a member of the European Advisory Board of AEA Investors LP. Mr. Lamb earned an M.B.A. from Cranfield Business School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Julia A. Sloat, Director

Julia A. Sloat joined our Board in 2022.  Ms. Sloat holds the offices of Executive Vice President  and Chief Financial Officer (2021 to present) at American Electric Power Company, Inc. (“AEP”), an electric public utility holding company.  Her responsibilities encompass accounting and tax, treasury and risk, corporate planning and budgeting, and investor relations.  Prior to her current role at AEP, Ms. Sloat served in other leadership positions in the Utility Operating Company, as well as the Finance and Regulatory Services Departments of AEP and its subsidiaries, including as Senior Vice President - Treasury and Risk, of AEP (2019 to 2020); President and Chief Operating Officer of AEP Ohio (2016 to 2018); Senior Vice President and Treasurer of AEP (2013 to 2016); and Vice President – Regulatory Case Management, of AEP (2009 to 2012).  From 2008 to 2009, Ms. Sloat served as Vice President – Corporate Finance and Investor Relations at Tween Brands, Inc., which operated specialty retail brands for girls aged 7 to 14.  From 1999 to 2008, Ms. Sloat held investor relations positions with increasing responsibility at AEP, serving as Treasurer and Vice President – Investor Relations, immediately before joining Tween Brands, Inc. Additionally, Ms. Sloat served on the boards of directors of Park National Corporation (“Park”), a financial holding company, where she was a member of the compensation committee and the risk committee, and Park’s bank subsidiary, Park National Bank, from 2015 to 2021.  Currently, Ms. Sloat serves as the chairperson of the board of directors for the James Cancer Hospital Foundation and as a board member for the Central Ohio Transit Authority and Pelotonia.  She earned an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Economics from The Ohio State University.

Sherrese Clarke Soares, Director

Sherrese Clarke Soares joined our Board in 2021. Ms. Clarke Soares is the Chief Executive Officer of HarbourView Equity Partners, LLC (“HarbourView”), a global investment firm focused on intellectual property and alternative investments in media and entertainment assets, which she founded in 2021. Prior to founding HarbourView, Ms. Clarke Soares founded Tempo Music Investments LLC (“Tempo Music”), an investment platform for premium music rights, in 2019 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2019 to 2021. She also chaired Tempo Music’s investment committee, set the investing strategy, and served on its board of directors. Before launching Tempo Music, Ms. Clarke Soares served at Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm, as a Managing Director and the Global Head of Entertainment, Media, and Sports Structured Solutions from 2017 to 2019 and as the Head of North America Relationship Lending from 2009 to 2017. She also was a Senior Vice President in the Entertainment Practice at CIT Group Inc. from 2005 to 2009 and an Assistant Vice President at GE Capital from 2004 to 2005. She earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Georgetown University.

Lynn C. Swann, Director

Lynn C. Swann joined our Board in 2018. Mr. Swann has held various leadership roles across business, government, and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Swann is 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 currently serves on the board of trustees of American Homes 4 Rent, a Maryland real estate investment trust, where he is a member of the audit and the nominating and corporate governance committees, and on the board of directors of Athene Holding Ltd., a financial services company that provides retirement savings products. Mr. Swann has previously served on the boards of directors of a number of publicly traded, privately held, and non-profit entities, such as Caesars Entertainment Corp., Fluor Corporation, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, H.J. Heinz Company, and the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. Mr. Swann was chairperson of the national board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for two years, overseeing management of more than 400 agencies across the U.S. and establishing Big Brothers Big Sisters as a premier mentoring group. From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Swann served as the athletic director of the University of Southern California, where he was responsible for the overall administration of the university’s women’s and men’s Division I athletic programs. He was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Chairman of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition from 2002 to 2005, and was the Republican party nominee for Pennsylvania governor in 2006. Mr. Swann also is a Hall of Fame athlete, played for nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers professional football team, and worked on-air as a host, reporter, and analyst for the American Broadcast Company (ABC-TV). Mr. Swann earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California. 

Peter M. Wilver, Director

Peter M. Wilver joined our Board in 2018. Mr. Wilver, a former technology manufacturing and services executive and certified public accountant, served in leadership roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a leading provider of laboratory products and services (“Thermo Fisher”), and its predecessor, Thermo Electron Corp. (“Thermo Electron”), for nearly two decades. At Thermo Fisher, Mr. Wilver served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from 2015 until his retirement in 2017 and as the Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2015. Mr. Wilver also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Thermo Electron from 2004 to 2006, after joining that company in 2000. Prior to Thermo Electron, Mr. Wilver worked for General Electric, Grimes Aerospace Company, and Honeywell International (formerly AlliedSignal), where he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the electronic materials business. Mr. Wilver currently serves on the boards of directors of Shoals Technologies Group, Inc., where he is the chair of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee, Baxter International Inc., where he is a member of the compensation committee, and LivaNova PLC, where he is a member of the audit and compliance and compensation committees. Mr. Wilver previously served on the boards of directors of CIRCOR International, Inc., where he was the chair of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee; and Tenet Healthcare Corporation, where he was a member of the audit and human resources committees. Mr. Wilver earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from The Ohio State University.

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