Smith to succeed Haugen as president of Waterous

ST. PAUL, MN, Oct. 28, 2009 -- Effective Nov. 1, William L. Smith has been named president and CEO of Waterous Company, a subsidiary of American Cast Iron Pipe Company...

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ST. PAUL, MN, Oct. 28, 2009 -- William L. Smith has been named president and CEO of Waterous Company effective Nov. 1, 2009. Waterous, headquartered in South St. Paul, Minn., is a subsidiary of American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO), based in Birmingham, Ala. Smith succeeds Donald J. Haugen, who will retire Dec. 31, 2009.

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William L. Smith
Smith joined Waterous in 1997 and was named vice president of manufacturing in 1998. Prior to this, he held positions in materials and manufacturing management with Ansul, a division of Tyco International, and Square D.

"Bill's expert knowledge and application of Lean manufacturing, along with a keen understanding of modern manufacturing equipment and systems, make him ideally suited for this post," said Haugen. "He will ensure that Waterous remains a fierce competitor in this industry."

Haugen joined the company in 1980. He has served as president and CEO since 1993. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company.

"As president of Waterous, Don championed many significant achievements for the company, including innovative product technology and the advancement of Waterous in the global marketplace," said Van L. Richey, president and CEO of ACIPCO. "Don is a quality individual and leader."

About Waterous Company
Waterous Company ( manufactures fire pumps and waterworks equipment for the fire service industry. It offers vehicle-mounted pumps, foam systems, portable pumps, aircraft rescue and fire fighting pumps, and industrial pumps. The company was founded in 1886 and has offices in the United States, England and Australia.

About American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO)
ACIPCO, founded in Birmingham in 1905, is a manufacturer of ductile iron pipe, fire hydrants and valves for the waterworks industry and steel pipe for the oil and gas industry. ACIPCO's diversified product line also includes spiral-welded steel pipe, fire pumps, centrifugally cast steel tubes, static castings and fabricated assemblies.


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