John P. Williamson Named President ITT Water & Wastewater


ITT Corporation announced that John P. Williamson, 48, has been named president of its Water & Wastewater business, headquartered in Stockholm.

John P. Williamson Named President ITT Water & Wastewater

John P. Williamson

A leading provider of pumps and systems to move and treat water and wastewater, the business 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.

Prior to working for ITT, Williamson spent 17 years with the Danaher Corporation, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President of Global Operations for the Fluke Corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton, and holds a Certificate in Strategic Marketing Management from Harvard Business School.

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2008 sales of $11.7 billion.

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