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Palatine Native Named CEO of Rhode island-Based Neptune-Benson

Kenneth Rodi, a Palatine native, has joined the Neptune-Benson team as chief executive officer.

Neptune-Benson, leading manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, ultraviolet disinfection systems and aquatics components announces Palatine native Kenneth Rodi has been named chief executive officer.

Rodi's position is the result of a continued strategic growth initiative announced as part of Neptune-Benson’s partnership with Audax Group, a leading investor in middle market companies with offices in Boston and New York.

Rodi brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained over a twenty plus year career, the majority spent in the industrial flow control market space, according to a press release.

Most recently, Rodi served as president of SPX Food and Beverage Systems where he successfully grew the business organically and through acquisitions. Prior to this position, Ken served as President of SPX Flow Technology’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region based out of the UK where he focused on growing SPX’s presence in emerging markets.

"Ken’s background and broad experience in the global industrial market aligns well with our international growth plans," said Chairman Barry Gertz. "We have realized great success with our Defender® filter technology in the aquatics marketplace and with Ken’s experience in the food and beverage industry, we are confident he can lead the planned crossover of Defender® into this arena."

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