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Pentair Names Phil Rolchigo as EVP, Chief Technology Officer

May 31, 2018

LONDON, United Kingdom - May 31, 2018 - Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR), a leading global water company, announced today that it has named Phil Rolchigo, Ph.D., to its executive leadership team as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. Rolchigo leads the company's global research, development and engineering functions and will report to John Stauch, Pentair President and CEO.

"Delivering smart, sustainable solutions that empower our customers to make the most of life's essential resource is our mission," said Stauch. "With the appointment of Phil to the executive leadership team as our Chief Technology Officer, we are further reinforcing our commitment to innovation, smart technologies and product differentiation. Innovating energy-efficient, smart IoT-enabled solutions that help deliver safe, clean water will help us achieve our vision to be the leading residential and commercial water treatment company."

Dr. Rolchigo, a recognized thought leader in the field of water and wastewater treatment technologies, has been with the company since 2007. He served on the National Academy of Sciences' Advancing Desalination Technology committee and has received 20 U.S. patents. Rolchigo also sits on a number of technology advisory boards including the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation's Research Advisory Council. Prior to joining Pentair, he was CTO at Osmonics and held various leadership positions at GE Water & Process Technologies.  Rolchigo holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester, a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and was an Industrial Research Affiliate in Chemical Engineering at MIT from 1990 to 1992.



At Pentair, we believe the health of our world depends on reliable access to clean water. We deliver a comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry around the world. Our industry leading and proven portfolio of solutions enables our customers to access clean, safe water, reduce water consumption, and recover and reuse it.  Whether it's improving, moving or helping people enjoy water, we help manage the world's most precious resource.

With approximately 130 locations in 34 countries and 10,000 employees, we believe that the future of water depends on us. Our 2017 revenue was $2.8 billion, and we trade under the ticker symbol PNR. To learn more, visit



Pentair contact:
Jim Lucas
SVP, Investor Relations and Treasurer
Direct: 763-656-5575

Rebecca Osborn
Senior Manager, External Communications
Tel: 763-656-5589

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