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Pentair Names Scott R. Levin President of the Pentair Pump Group

March 10, 2003
ST. PAUL, Minn., Mar 10, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Pentair (NYSE: PNR) announced today that Scott R. Levin, 50, has been named president of the Pentair Pump Group, which includes the F.E. Myers and Hydromatic pump businesses in Ashland, Ohio; Aurora Pump in North Aurora, Illinois; and Fairbanks Morse Pump Company in Kansas City, Kansas. Levin succeeds Michael V. Schrock, who was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Pentair's Enclosures Group in late 2001.

"Scott brings a broad-based background to the Pump Group," said Richard Cathcart, president and chief operating officer of Pentair's Water Technologies Group. "During his 21-year career, he has gained valuable experience in business development, lean manufacturing, supply chain management, as well as financial planning and turnaround activities. Scott's business assignments have taken him to the Far East, Latin America, and Europe, in addition to North America, where he has worked with diverse customers ranging from military and government agencies to local entrepreneurs. The breadth and scope of Scott's experience makes him an ideal choice to lead our diverse pumps business."

Levin most recently served a year as Senior Associate with Alixpartners, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in performance improvement of finance, operations and systems for a wide range of industries. Between 1998 and 2002, Levin was employed by Imperial Home Decor Group, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, where he held the positions of executive vice president, chief financial officer, and chief executive officer. Previous experience includes 14 years with United Technologies, where Levin advanced through a series of progressively responsible finance positions. Prior to joining United Technologies, Levin held corporate treasury positions with Exxon Corporation.

Levin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Cincinnati, a Doctorate degree in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, and a Masters in Business Administration - Finance from Indiana University.

Pentair ( ) is a St. Paul-based manufacturer whose core businesses compete in tools, water technologies, and enclosures markets. The company employs 12,000 people in more than 50 locations around the world.

CONTACT: Mark Cain of Pentair, 651-639-5278

SOURCE Pentair