News | November 20, 2014

Evoqua Water Technologies Names Ronald C. Keating Chief Executive Officer

Source: Evoqua Water Technologies
  • Succeeds Interim CEO Gary Cappeline who remains on the Evoqua Board
  • Mr. Keating brings an established track-record to Evoqua
  • Evoqua headquarters moves to Warrendale, PA

Warrendale, PA - Evoqua Water Technologies LLC today announced that Ronald C. Keating has been named Chief Executive Officer, and will be appointed a member of the Board of Directors effective December 1.  He joins the company from Contech Engineered Solutions LLC, where he has been President and CEO.  At Evoqua, Mr. Keating succeeds Gary Cappeline, Interim CEO and AEA Investors LP Operating Partner. 

Mr. Cappeline commented, “We were very selective in our approach to filling this role and I have utmost confidence in the leadership Ron will bring to the Evoqua team. “ Following a short transition period, Mr. Cappeline will remain on the Evoqua Board.

“Ron is a highly experienced executive who brings an outstanding strategic, commercial and operational background as well as an impressive financial track record in leading several best-in-class companies,” said Martin Lamb, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Evoqua.

“I am excited to join the Evoqua team and to have the opportunity to lead a company with a long history of providing innovation and excellence in the water treatment industry.  Under AEA’s ownership, the company has become more empowered, agile, and reactive to market needs and I look forward to continuing that progress as we deliver on profitable future growth,” said Ron Keating.

Mr. Keating will be located at Evoqua’s headquarters which is being moved from Alpharetta, GA to Warrendale, PA also effective December 1.

About Ronald Keating

Mr. Keating comes to Evoqua from Contech Engineered Solutions LLC, which is owned by private equity, serving for six years as President and Chief Executive Officer and one year as Chief Operating Officer before that. Prior to Contech, Ron filled various senior leadership roles at both Kennametal Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand Inc.  Ron earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M.

About Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

Evoqua Water Technologies is a leader in water and wastewater treatment products, systems and services for industrial and municipal customers. Its comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services reduce fresh water demand, ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, and enable regulatory and environmental compliance. With a wide range of proven product brands and advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service contract options, Evoqua helps cities provide clean water and industrial plants to maintain productivity and profitability. For more information, visit

Source: Evoqua Water Technologies