WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 8, 2014) – ITT Corporation announced that it has accepted the resignation of its Industrial Process Business President Robert J. (Bob) Pagano, effective May 26. Pagano, 51, is departing ITT to become president and CEO of Watts Water Technologies.
ITT Executive Vice President Aris Chicles will have interim leadership responsibility for the IP business.
“While I regretfully accept Bob’s decision, I thank him for his service to ITT and wish him the best in his new career. In his 25 years with the company, Bob has made immeasurable contributions to the IP business and to ITT. In particular, his leadership in the last three years has laid the foundation for the long-term growth and success of the IP business, and he will be dearly missed by his colleagues here,” said Denise Ramos, CEO and President.
“At the same time, we are pleased to have a proven business leader like Aris Chicles leading this business on an interim basis,” Ramos said. “Having begun his career in operations at Owens Corning, and progressing through sales, product management and general management roles before moving into strategy, Aris is a proven business and people leader with a strong executional track record in highly engineered industrial manufacturing,” said Ramos. “This combination of operational savvy with his strategic know-how and flexibility will enable him to skillfully guide IP.”
Chicles, 52, joined ITT in 2006 from American Standard Inc., where he was vice president of Corporate Business Development. Prior to this position, he had a 17-year career with Owens Corning in a series of progressively responsible operational positions, rising to head of Corporate Development and Strategy. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Miami University of Ohio, and received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chicles’ other functional leadership responsibilities as EVP at ITT are being reassigned on an interim basis.
ITT's Industrial Process business manufactures industrial pumps, valves, monitoring and control systems, and aftermarket services for the biopharmaceutical, food and beverage, chemical, oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, power and general industrial markets through leading brands including Goulds Pumps, Bornemann, PRO Services, Engineered Valves, C'treat and ProCast.