Executive Officers

Gregg C. Sengstack

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Gregg C. Sengstack

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sengstack first joined Franklin Electric in 1988. Elected Chairman 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.


John J. Haines

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

John J. Haines

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Franklin Electric in 2008, Mr. Haines was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Auto Finance. He previously held a number of executive and financial positions with General Electric.


Robert J. Stone

Senior Vice President and President, International Water Systems

Robert J. Stone

Senior Vice President and President, International Water Systems

Since 1992, Mr. Stone has held various positions in the sales/marketing organization of Franklin Electric including Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Engineering-Western Hemisphere Water Systems, Managing Director of Europa, and Global Marketing Manager. He has been Senior Vice President since 2007 and was named President of International Water Systems in 2012. Prior to joining Franklin Electric, he was a Sales Manager at Furnas Electric.


Steven W. Aikman

Vice President, Global Water Systems Engineering

Steven W. Aikman

Vice President, Global Water Systems Engineering

Mr. Aikman joined the company in 2010, bringing over 28 years of combined technology and business leadership experience to Franklin Electric. Prior to joining the company, he held engineering management positions at Delphi Corporation and General Motors.


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.


Julie S. Freigang

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Julie S. Freigang

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Ms. Freigang joined Franklin Electric in May 2014 as Chief Information Officer. She has over twenty years of technology and business experience, and came to Franklin from Eaton Corporation where she held the position of Vice President, Information Technologies.


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, North America Water Systems

Donald P. Kenney

Vice President and President, North America Water Systems

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. In 2017 he was appointed President, North America Water Systems and is responsible for all aspects of the North America Water Systems business that supports the sale of Franklin Electric products to customers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central America.