Pentair Inc. announces that John Stauch will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Stauch most recently served as CFO of Honeywell International’s $11 billion Automation and Control Solutions group.

“I am very pleased to have a finance leader of John’s proven capabilities and reputation as Pentair’s new chief financial officer,” says Randall Hogan, chairman and chief executive officer. “John’s breadth of experience in finance and investor relations, his strong understanding of operations, and his successful leadership in complex global business environments will serve as powerful assets for Pentair as we drive high performance.”

Stauch succeeds Dave Harrison, who, last year, announced his intent to retire. Harrison served as Pentair’s CFO for eight years, helping to drive the company’s transformation to a diversified operating company focused on two attractive industries – water and technical products.