Nov 30, 2007

Aquion Water Treatment Selects New CEO

Frank J. Kneller, Jr. has joined Aquion Water Treatment Products, LLC, as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors.

Aquion Water Treatment Products, LLC, parent company to a number of strategic business units serving the global water treatment and air purification industries, including RainSoft, announced that Frank J. Kneller, Jr., has joined the company as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors.

A career executive in the home improvement industry, Kneller spent most of his career with Terminix Intl. Co., where he held various positions including managing director of Terminix, Ltd., in London and most recently, region vice president of Terminix Commercial Services in Los Angeles.

Before joining Aquion, Kneller was CEO of Cable Lock, Houston, a foundation repair company that services more than 14,000 homes per year. While at Cable Lock, Kneller achieved 70% revenue growth through reorganization of the management structure, focus on multiple marketing channels, increased sales staffing, aggressive pricing strategies, product enhancements, acquisitions and the introduction of new product lines.

Kneller began his career at ChemLawn Services Corp., Philadelphia, where he held various positions, including commercial operations manager.

“My career has been focused on retaining value for homeowners. I have an inherent understanding of what it takes to improve our customer’s quality of life,” said Kneller. “RainSoft is a natural fit for me because understanding and developing branch-based operations has been the focus of my professional life, both in the U.S. and in Europe.”