FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Franklin Electric Co., Inc. has announced that its board of directors has appointed Joe Ruzynski as chief executive officer and a member of the board, effective July 1, 2024. Gregg Sengstack, who has served as CEO since 2014 and chairperson since 2015, will continue as executive chairperson.

Ruzynski, 49, joins Franklin Electric from nVent Electric plc, a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, where he served as president of the enclosures segment since 2018. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles at Pentair plc, a global water technology company, including president of technical solutions and president of flow and filtration solutions. He has over 25 years of experience in the industrial and electrical sectors, with a track record of driving growth, innovation and operational excellence.