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Chris Villavarayan Elected Director at Franklin Electric

May 9, 2022
Villavarayan has been the CEO and President of Meritor, Inc., since March 2021.
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FORT WAYNE, IN — (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The board of directors ofFranklinElectric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) has elected Chris Villavarayan to be a director of the Company effective May 6, 2022.

Villavarayan has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) since March 2021. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Villavarayan held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within Meritor, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Meritor with oversight of the company’s global operations for its Global Truck and Aftermarket & Industrial business segments.

Villavarayan earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Sengstack, Franklin’s Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I have confidence that Chris’ extensive operational and manufacturing experience and his global outlook will provide a unique perspective to our deliberations. I join my fellow directors in welcoming Chris to the Board and we look forward to benefitting from his leadership and expertise.”

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