Watts Water elects Ken Napolitano to its board

Former Xylem executive Ken Napolitano has been elected as a member of the board of directors of Watts Water Technologies Inc.

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Napolitano served as Senior Vice President and President of the Applied Water Systems and Americas Commercial Team of Xylem Inc from 2017 until his retirement in 2020, and as Senior Vice President and President of Applied Water Systems at Xylem from 2011 to 2017. Prior to Xylem’s spin off from ITT Corp in 2011, Napolitano held several management roles at ITT from 1998 to 2011, including president of Residential and Commercial Water, president of the Industrial Products Group, Vice President of Sales and Service Operations, Americas, General Manager of PumpSmart Control Solutions and Director of Distributor Sales. Napolitano held several sales and sales management roles at Goulds Pumps Inc from 1984 to 1998, which was acquired by ITT in 1997.

“Ken is a seasoned global executive with almost four decades of experience in the water and industrial process markets,” said Robert J Pagano Jr, Watts CEO, president and chairperson of the board. “We believe Ken’s deep understanding of our industry, products and sales channels will be a valuable asset to our Board in the areas of new product and solution development, strategic planning, and operational excellence.”