Executive Officers

Gregg C. Sengstack

Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Gregg C. Sengstack

Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sengstack first joined Franklin Electric in 1988. Elected Chairperson of the Board in 2015, he has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2014, at which time he also became a director. Mr. Sengstack served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011-2014. Prior thereto he was Senior Vice President and President, Franklin Fueling Systems and International Water Group and has held numerous positions in the Company’s Finance organization before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 1999. He also serves on the board of Woodward, Inc.


Jeffery L. Taylor

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Jeffery L. Taylor

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Taylor served as Chief Financial Officer for Blue Bird Corporation, a leading manufacturer of school buses prior to joining Franklin Electric. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wabash National Corporation and brings strong financial leadership, operational expertise and public company experience to our company. Mr. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas.


Paul Chhabra

Vice President, Global Product Supply

Paul Chhabra

Vice President, Global Product Supply

Dr. Chhabra has over fifteen years of experience in global supply chain and manufacturing management most recently as the Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Semiconductor and Service divisions for Applied Material, Inc. Dr. Chhabra earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree and PhD in Engineering from Purdue University, and a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.


DeLancey W. Davis

Vice President and President, Headwater Companies

DeLancey W. Davis

Vice President and President, Headwater Companies

Mr. Davis served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Flexcon Industries prior to joining Franklin Electric in 2005. Previously, he was a practicing attorney with the Washington D.C. office of Holland & Knight, LLP and for many years represented the water systems industry as a lobbyist for the Water Systems Council. In 2017 he was named Vice President and President, Headwater Companies, assuming responsibility for the Distribution segment of the Company.


Jonathan M. Grandon

Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Jonathan M. Grandon

Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Grandon joined Franklin Electric in September 2016. He had most recently been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Biomet Inc., a leading multi-national health care and medical device company. He had also previously been a partner in the Chicago, IL office of Ropes & Gray LLP and prior to that, been a partner at Mayer Brown LLP.


Donald P. Kenney

Vice President and President, Global Water

Donald P. Kenney

Vice President and President, Global Water

Mr. Kenney was hired as FE Petro employee number three in 1991, eventually becoming President of FE Petro in 2001, and then President of Franklin Fueling Systems in 2005. In 2013, Mr. Kenney was promoted to President, Energy Systems, then appointed to President, North America Water Systems in 2017. In 2019 Franklin Electric established a Global Water Organization, naming Mr. Kenney President, Global Water, responsible for all geographically arranged commercial organizations.


Jay J. Walsh

Vice President and President, Franklin Fueling Systems

Jay J. Walsh

Vice President and President, Franklin Fueling Systems

Mr. Walsh has served as President of Franklin Fueling Systems since 2017, responsible for growth and continued success of our Fueling and Grid Solutions businesses. He started with Franklin Electric in 1995 in the fueling business then known as FE Petro. Prior to taking over as the President of Franklin Fueling Systems, he was responsible for marketing and sales for Franklin Fueling Systems.

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