Franklin Electric Appoints Paul Chhabra as Vice President, Global Product Supply

Fort Wayne, Indiana – April 3, 2018 - Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announced today the appointment of Paul N. Chhabra as Vice President, Global Product Supply. Dr. Chhabra will be responsible for overseeing the Company’s global operations and integrated supply chain, encompassing purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, planning, and logistics. Dr. Chhabra will play an integral role in the implementation of an effective and efficient operations and supply chain organization.

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.

Gregg Sengstack, Franklin Electric’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“We are pleased to have Paul join our Executive Leadership team. Paul has demonstrated a strong track record of materially improving operating results in growing organizations. Paul’s role will enable him to be an integral and transformative leader of Franklin Electric.”

Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel. 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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