Water systems and component manufacturer Franklin Electric Co. Inc. welcomes Ryan Johnson as the new vice president for sales for the United States and Canada. Johnson will manage all aspects of sales for the company’s North America Water Systems (NAWS) business unit.

“Ryan brings a proven track record of building strategies and sales teams focused on providing its customers with clear, differentiating value,” says Don Kenney, president, North America Water Systems and vice president of Franklin Electric. “He is an operationally driven customer advocate that brings a fresh perspective being previously outside of the company. He has Midwest values, and understands the importance of building and managing fair and mutually beneficial partnerships. I have no doubt that Ryan brings the innovative outlook needed to support our progressing efforts as an organization.”

Johnson will handle all sales activities for the U.S. and Canada markets, with a focus on helping Franklin Electric achieve its vision of becoming an indispensable partner to its customers. He has 20 years of industry experience in motors, sales and management, having spent his career so far with Regal Beloit and General Electric. His diverse background includes expertise in marketing, Six Sigma, operations and in every aspect of the sales process, from direct field sales experience to sales management leadership.

Born and raised in Indiana, Johnson will work from Franklin Electric’s Fort Wayne, Indiana, headquarters.

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 www.franklin-electric.com.