Keating joins Evoqua from Contech Engineered Solutions LLC, a provider of site solutions for the civil engineering industry, where he has served as president and CEO for the last six years.
He succeeds interim CEO Gary Cappeline, an AEA Investors LP operating partner, who remains on the Evoqua board of directors. AEA Investors, a private equity firm, acquired Siemens Water Technologies in January 2014 and renamed the company Evoqua Water Technologies. Cappeline has served as interim CEO of Evoqua Water Technologies since March 2014, following the departure of Dr Lukas Loeffler.
Commenting on Keating’s appointment, Cappeline said: “We were very selective in our approach to filling this role and I have utmost confidence in the leadership Ron will bring to the Evoqua team.”
“Ron is a highly experienced executive who brings an outstanding strategic, commercial and operational background as well as an impressive financial track record in leading several best-in-class companies,” said Martin Lamb, chairman of the Evoqua board of directors.
“I am excited to join the Evoqua team and to have the opportunity to lead a company with a long history of providing innovation and excellence in the water treatment industry. Under AEA’s ownership, the company has become more empowered, agile, and reactive to market needs and I look forward to continuing that progress as we deliver on profitable future growth,” said Keating.
Keating will be based at Evoqua’s headquarters which are being moved from Alpharetta, Georgia to Warrendale, Pennsylvania effective 1 December 2014.