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Zoeller Company Names Bill Zoeller as Chief Executive Officer

Feb 22, 2024

By alexb

LOUISVILLE, Ky., February 22, 2024 – Zoeller Company, manufacturer of world-class residential and commercial water pumps and accessories since 1939, announced today that Bill Zoeller will become CEO, effective May 1, 2024. Zoeller Company’s Board of Directors, with the support of executive search firm Kensington International, selected Bill, current Chief Operating Officer, to lead the company as CEO upon the retirement in May of John Zoeller, who will have served for 22 years.

“Zoeller Company leads the industry as one of the oldest family-owned water pump manufacturers in North America, and with the appointment of Bill Zoeller as CEO, we are poised to continue our growth for many years to come,” said Christopher Carmicle, Chair of the Board of Zoeller Company. “The search firm cast a wide net and presented several qualified candidates, but Bill rose to the top with his unique combination of outside experience, more than 12 years of Zoeller Company operations expertise, and a deep connection to company culture and values. Bill is the right person to take the wheel and represent a fourth generation of family leadership of Zoeller Company.”

“As the Chief Operating Officer at Zoeller Company, Bill Zoeller has shepherded the company through several acquisitions, significant growth and the COVID-19 pandemic, cementing the company’s position as a leader in the water solutions industry,” said Carmicle. Prior to this role, Bill Zoeller served as the President of Louisville Operations and Director of Risk Management of Zoeller Company. Before joining Zoeller Company in 2011, Bill Zoeller spent more than a decade at LG&E and KU Energy LLC and KPMG LLP.

“For 85 years, Zoeller Company has been improving people’s lives through our high-quality water solutions and this is a pivotal moment. It is my goal for Zoeller to continue to lead the industry into our next 85 years,” said Bill Zoeller, incoming Chief Executive Officer of Zoeller Company.“Looking ahead to the future of Zoeller, I plan to grow the company through product innovation, international expansion and acquisitions – elevating Zoeller from first in the industry to a household name brand.”

To support these leadership changes, Tom Howard, current Chief Financial Officer, will become the Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, Scott Lechner, Chief Marketing Officer, announced in mid-2023 his intention to retire in the Summer of 2024. Due to these shifts, Zoeller Company will begin formal searches for a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

About Zoeller Company:

Founded in the family basement in 1939, Zoeller Company is a family-owned water pump manufacturer headquartered in Louisville, KY. We proudly excel with fourth-generation leadership and an expanding workforce. Zoeller Company lives its mission to “Improve People’s Lives” by continuing to offer high quality products, services and technologies designed to provide value, while serving society and protecting the environment.

Contact Zoeller Company:

Dwight C. Newton

Chief People Officer

Zoeller Company

502.778.2731 ext. 8230