Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced today that its board of directors has elected Cheryl H. Johnson as a member of its board of directors, effective December 8, 2023. Ms. Johnson will also be appointed to the organization and compensation committee, as well as the finance and risk committee of the board on the same date. Ms. Johnson’s appointment follows the retirement of John Friedery, who will retire from the board effective December 8, 2023.
“I would like to thank John for his exceptional service and support of Flowserve over the years and we wish him well in retirement,” said Scott Rowe, Flowserve president and chief executive officer. “Cheryl’s experience and proven track record in the manufacturing industry are an invaluable addition to our board and will guide us in achieving new heights of success.”
Ms. Johnson currently serves as the chief human resources officer at Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of construction equipment. Her prior experience includes serving as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Textron Inc., an aviation and aerospace component manufacturer, where she led global human resources, corporate communications, and community affairs.
“We are pleased to welcome Cheryl to the board of directors,” said David Roberts, chairman of the Flowserve board of directors. “With Cheryl’s appointment, we continue our practice of board refreshment to bring new skills, perspectives and experience to help guide Flowserve’s continued bright future.”
Ms. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in operations management as well as an MBA from Northern Illinois University.
“I am excited to join the Flowserve board of directors and work with the team to build a strong and sustainable future for Flowserve,” said Ms. Johnson. “I look forward to bringing my experience and expertise into the boardroom to catalyze growth and guide Flowserve’s path in the ever-changing landscape of our industry.”
About Flowserve: Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 50 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s website at.
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