MILFORD, Mass., August 28, 2019 — Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced that Jonathan M. Pratt has been named Waters Corporation Senior Vice President and President of TA Instruments, effective September 3, 2019. Headquartered in New Castle, DE, TA Instruments designs, manufactures, and supports premier thermal analysis, rheology, microcalorimetry, and mechanical testing technologies for the material and life science industries.
“Jon is a fantastic addition to the Waters executive leadership team as the President of TA Instruments,” said Christopher J. O’Connell, Waters Corporation Chairman and CEO. “In addition to his strong track record delivering growth in his leadership positions at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Pall Corporation, Jon brings to Waters a proven ability to create value through operational improvement and M&A. Furthermore, Jon will be a great cultural fit with our talented and accomplished TA Instruments team and the broader Waters organization.”
Mr. Pratt commented, “I am thrilled to join Waters and TA Instruments. The organization has a tremendous track record of innovation, deep customer relationships and has built a very strong leadership team. The opportunity for analysis technologies is enormous. I look forward to working with the team to expand our leadership position, enabling our customers to succeed through continued innovation and world class service.”
Prior to joining Waters, Mr. Pratt was President of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, where he spearheaded efforts that drove improved operating profit and revenue growth both organically and through acquisitions. Additionally, he held senior positions at Pall Corporation, where he was President of its Food & Beverage, Laboratory and ForteBio businesses.
Mr. Pratt holds a BSc in chemistry from the University of Reading, UK and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Rob Carson, who has been serving as Interim President, TA Instruments, has returned full-time to his role as Waters Corporation Senior Vice President, Corporate Development.
About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world’s leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for more than 60 years. With approximately 7,200 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.
About TA Instruments
A subsidiary of Waters Corporation, TA Instruments is the leading manufacturer of analytical instruments for thermal analysis, rheology and microcalorimetry. The company is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware, USA, and has direct operations in 24 countries.
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