Franklin Electric names Greg Levine VP and president for Global Water

July 7, 2023
Levine succeeds Donald Kenney, who will be retiring at the end of July.

(Fort Wayne, Indiana — July 6, 2023 — Franklin Electric Release) — Franklin Electric Co., Inc. announced that Donald Kenney, vice president and president for Global Water will be retiring after nearly 32 years with the company. Company officials say Kenney was a driving force behind Franklin Electric’s Global Water growth and strategy over the last decade, and he will remain with the company through the end of July to ensure a smooth transition to his successor, Greg Levine. Levine joins Franklin Electric from Nidec Corporation, where he served as president of the Motion Control and Drives business for the past six years. In his new role, Levine will be responsible for Franklin Electric’s global Water Systems business.

“Don’s strategic vision and customer-centric approach was essential to our growth these past few years,” said Gregg Sengstack, chairperson and chief executive officer. “We are excited to bring on a leader with a proven track record of identifying and nurturing growth opportunities. This insight will allow us to build on the strong foundation we have in place.” 

Levine served in global profit and loss and technology roles for Nidec for 13 years, where he oversaw an international team of 3,800 individuals across 13 operational sites. During his time with Nidec, Levine positioned the company to grow two-fold in five years through organic growth and acquisitions. Before working at Nidec, Levine held senior engineering roles at Emerson for 15 years.

“Greg’s disciplined technology focus and industry insight will help him guide Franklin Electric well into the future as we explore new products, markets and customers,” said Sengstack.

About Franklin Electric

Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and energy. Recognized as a technical leader in its products and services, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal and fueling applications. 

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