Tom Strupp joins Franklin Electric as vice president, chief financial officer. He will have responsibility for Franklin's financial reporting, treasury, audit, information systems and corporate development functions. Having held executive positions at Pentair Water Group Inc. and Sta-Rite Industries Inc., Strupp comes to Franklin with a strong financial background and experience in the water systems industry. He is a past president of the Water Systems Council.
Dee Davis has joined Franklin as vice president sales, Western Hemisphere Water Systems. He will be responsible for the sales of the company's water systems products (motors, drives, controls and pumps) to OEMs and distributors. Davis comes to Franklin from Flexcon Industries where he was vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to joining Flexcon, Davis was a practicing attorney with the Washington, D.C. office of Holland & Knight LLP, where he represented the water systems industry as the lobbyist for the Water Systems Council. He is a past president of the Water Systems Council (WSC) and has been an active member of the WSC's board of directors and executive committee. Davis past chaired the Technical Committee and currently chairs the Government Affairs Committee for the WSC and serves as Treasurer of its PAC.