FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 5, 2014) – Franklin Electric Co., Inc. announced Julie Scheck Freigang has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Freigang, reporting to Gregg Sengstack, president and CEO, will manage all aspects of the company’s information technology infrastructure, processes and projects.

Freigang has more than 20 years of technology and business leadership experience. Most recently, Freigang was the vice president of Information Technologies at Eaton, a company that provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Freigang joined Eaton in 1992 as a product engineer. She left Eaton in 1996 to found a small software company, which she ran until its acquisition. She returned to Eaton in 2002, as manager of Application Development for the Truck Group's IT function. From 2007-2010 she held positions of increasing responsibility in the Quality and Operational Excellence functions. In 2011, she moved back to IT as vice president – IT Operational Excellence and Site Infrastructure Support.

Freigang graduated from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Franklin Electric produces and markets systems and components for the movement of water and fuel.