ALEXANDRIA, Va. –The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced the appointment of Ralph Erik Exton as its new executive director, effective July 15, 2024.

“The Board of Trustees is excited for Ralph to take the helm of WEF,” said WEF Board President, Aimeé Killeen. “Ralph brings years of strategic leadership and business experience to the organization, which we know will be a great step forward in ringing in our 100-year anniversary and beyond.”

Exton joins WEF from Grundfos, where he served as the water utility vice president and chief marketing officer. Prior to his tenure at Grundfos, Exton accumulated nearly three decades of experience at other distinguished companies in the sector, including Suez, Veolia and GE Water & Process Technologies.