MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2017--
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) announced today that Douglas A.
Berthiaume will retire as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
Company, effective December 31, 2017. The Board of Directors has elected
Christopher J. O'Connell, President and Chief Executive Officer, as its
new Chairman effective January 1, 2018.
Thomas P. Salice will continue to serve as the Company's Independent
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Berthiaume said, "It has been my
pleasure to serve as both an executive and non-executive Chairman of the
Board of Directors of Waters. Two years ago, upon my retirement as Chief
Executive Officer, Chris O'Connell assumed the CEO position and has very
successfully guided the Company to new levels of growth and
profitability. I am very pleased to once again pass the torch to Chris
as he assumes the additional role of Chairman of the Board in addition
to his service as CEO of the company."
“I am honored to have been elected as Waters' new Chairman of the Board
of Directors," said Christopher J. O'Connell. "For 20 years as an
independent public company, Waters' success was guided by Doug
Berthiaume's visionary leadership. I am truly grateful to Doug for his
strong support of me and the Waters team over the past two years.
Speaking on behalf of all Waters employees worldwide, I wish Doug the
very best as he completes his transition to retirement."
About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty
measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and
thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food
sciences for nearly 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees
worldwide, Waters operates directly in 27 countries, including 11
manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100
Waters is a registered trademark of the Waters Corporation.
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