Evoqua Water Technologies appoints new chief financial officer
Evoqua Water Technologies announced that is has appointed Ben Stas as the company's new chief financial officer.
PITTSBURG, PA, April 2, 2015 -- Today, Evoqua Water Technologies, a specialist in water and wastewater treatment products, systems and services, announced that is has appointed Ben Stas as the company's new chief financial officer (CFO). Stas joined Evoqua this week from Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc., where he held a variety of senior financial and business roles during his tenure.
Stas replaces Mark Roos, who has served as interim CFO for the past year following Evoqua becoming a separate company in January 2014. Roos will continue to be a key asset to Evoqua, working with Keating and company leadership on special initiatives to further spur profitable growth.
At Evoqua, Stas will be responsible for all of the company's financial matters including audits, treasury, risk management, taxes, and controllership. He will report to Ronald Keating, Evoqua's chief executive officer, and will be based at the company's world headquarters in Warrendale, Pa.
Over the course of his 18 years at Kennametal, Stas served in key financial roles for the $3-billion supplier of tooling and industrial materials, including vice president (VP) of Finance - Business Groups. In this role, he was responsible for overall financial leadership and governance of Kennametal's business groups with operations in more than 60 countries.
Further, Stas was instrumental in navigating the company through the 2009-2010 economic downturn and implemented plans that helped set record financial performance. Most recently, he served as VP of Manufacturing for the Industrial Business segment, which is the company's largest and most profitable business with revenues of $1.6 billion across 27 manufacturing locations.
Stas also served as CFO of the Metalworking Solutions and Services Group; CFO of Kennametal Europe, where he was based in Switzerland; director of Global Manufacturing Finance; controller of Metalworking Americas; and senior financial analyst of Global Sales, Marketing.
Prior to joining Kennametal, Stas worked for DuPont Co., as a plant controller, accountant, and team leader. He holds an MBA from Duquesne University and a BS degree in business administration from Drexel University. Stas, his wife, and two daughters live in Latrobe, Pa.
About Evoqua Water Technologies
Evoqua Water Technologies is a specialist in water and wastewater treatment products, systems and services for industrial and municipal customers. Its comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services reduce fresh water demand, ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, and enable regulatory and environmental compliance. With a wide range of proven product brands and advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service contract options, Evoqua helps cities provide clean water and industrial plants to maintain productivity and profitability. For more information, visit www.evoqua.com.