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Waters Corporation Announces Retirement of Terry Kelly, President of TA Instruments

MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2019-- Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) announced today Terry Kelly is stepping down as President of TA Instruments effective immediately. TA Instruments, based in New Castle, Delaware is a division of Waters specializing in thermal analysis, rheology and mechanical testing. Mr. Kelly will serve as a senior advisor for the next 90 days as he transitions to retirement. Rob Carson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Waters Corporation will serve as the interim President of the TA business in addition to retaining his Corporate Development duties.

“I would like to congratulate Terry on an exceptional career at TA Instruments and Waters over more than two decades. His vision, dedication, and leadership have played a critical role in establishing TA Instruments as the market leader in materials science. We wish him and his family all the best in his retirement,” said Christopher O’Connell, Chairman and CEO Waters Corporation. “I am confident TA Instruments is on very strong footing, with a leading market position, a robust new product cadence and an experienced management team.”

Mr. Kelly commented, “I’m incredibly proud of the business and the entire TA team. It has been my privilege to work for Waters, and I am grateful for the incredible opportunities the company has provided me. While it is difficult to leave, now is the right time for me to retire. I look forward to working closely with the organization during the transition and have all the confidence in Waters and the TA team to drive the business to new heights.”

Mr. Carson will be working closely with the seasoned TA management team during the transition and assist in the process underway of identifying a new leader for the division. Prior to joining Waters in 2018, Mr. Carson spent 16 years at Medtronic, where he most recently was Vice President & General Manager of the company’s pacemaker business.

About Waters Corporation (

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 more than 60 years. With approximately 7,200 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

Source: Waters Corporation

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