Waterous Announces Retirement and Appointment of New President and CEO

Bill Smith (left) and Dan Reese (right).
Bill Smith (left) and Dan Reese (right).

South Saint Paul, MN, December 15, 2020 – Waterous, a global leader in fire suppression technology announced the retirement of Bill Smith, President and CEO of Waterous effective January 1, 2021. Bill started his career at Waterous in June, 1997 as Director of Manufacturing and became President and CEO in November, 2009. Bill said, “I would like to thank everyone one in the industry who helped Waterous grow to the successful company that we are today.”

Upon his retirement, current Vice-President of Operations, Dan Reese will succeed Bill Smith as President and CEO.

Previously, Dan was the President of a division of Holmatro, Inc. located in Maryland, General Manager of Alexis Fire Equipment and Vice President/General Manager of Akron Brass and Weldon Technologies.

Dan said, “I would like to thank Bill for his dedication to Waterous and leading the growth in our company. I will do my best to continue growing Waterous and leading us into the future.”

About Waterous
Revolutionizing firefighting since 1886, Waterous, based out of South St. Paul, Minnesota, has been manufacturing the most reliable, performance-enhancing pumps, power take-offs, valves and hydrants the fire service industry has to offer. To contact Waterous, call 651-450-5000 or visit www.waterousco.com

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