Pentair that it has named Karla Robertson as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and Kelly Baker as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for Pentair s Water business, which is expected to separate from Pentair s Electrical business in the second quarter of 2018, forming two independent, publicly-traded companies.
"We are pleased to add this level of talent to the new Pentair executive team," said John Stauch, Pentair Executive Vice President and CFO, and future Pentair CEO. "Filling these two executive leadership roles is an important milestone toward our completion of Pentair s separation into two leading public companies."
Ms. Robertson joins Pentair from SUPERVALU, a Minnesota-based grocery wholesaler and retailer where she held various positions within the legal department, including the last four years as its Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Supervalu in 2009, Karla was in-house employment counsel at Target Corporation.
Ms. Baker joins Pentair from Patterson Companies, a Minnesota based market leading dental and animal health company where she held the role of CHRO. Prior to joining Patterson in 2016, Kelly served at General Mills for more than two decades in multiple human resources roles.