Apr 01, 2009

John P. Williamson Named President of ITT Water & Wastewater

Williamson replaces Per-Inge Birgersson, who is retiring

ITT Corp. has announced that John P. Williamson, 48, has been named president of its Water & Wastewater business, headquartered in Stockholm. ITT Corp. employs 5,600 and does business in more than 130 countries with leading brands such as Flygt, Sanitaire, Leopold and WEDECO. Williamson replaces Per-Inge Birgersson, who is retiring.

“John is a proven business leader with two decades of global experience, and he brings an intense customer focus, confidence and energy to approach new challenges,” said Gretchen McClain, president of ITT Fluid Technology. “We have strong brands and a track record of solid performance in the water and wastewater market. John has experience across all of our businesses, a broad market view and the leadership skills to align and lead our Water & Wastewater business at a very important time.”

“Additionally, we want to thank Per-Inge Birgersson for his leadership and his years of service,” McClain said. “Per-Inge has done an outstanding job leading this organization for the last six years, and we wish him well.”

Williamson joined ITT in August of 2005 as vice president and director of operational excellence for the corporation. From April of 2007 through March of 2009, he was president of ITT Residential and Commercial Water, responsible for serving the Building Services market for water pumps and systems through the Bell and Gossett, Lowara and Goulds brands.