Franklin Electric has appointed Jonathan M. Grandon as chief administrative officer and general counsel of the company. Grandon will be responsible for the legal and human resource functions of the company, in addition to leading business development activities.

“We are very pleased that Jon is joining our executive Leadership team. Jon brings a wealth of experience in structuring and completing merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance, securities law and compliance within a global company. Jon’s role will enable him to be an integral thought partner and influencer of the future of Franklin Electric,” says Gregg Sengstack, Franklin Electric’s chairman and chief executive officer.

Grandon was most recently senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Biomet Inc., a multi-national health care and medical device company. He has also been a partner in the Chicago office of Ropes & Gray LLP. Prior to that Grandon was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Franklin Electric offers an array of systems and components for moving water and automotive fuels. It serves residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and municipal customers around the world. For more information, visit