Watlow® Hires Damon Ground as Chief Marketing Officer
12001 Lackland Rd.
St. Louis, MO, 63146
Press release date: October 22, 2013
St. Louis, MO - Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, recently announced that Damon Ground will join the company as chief marketing officer (CMO). He will report directly to Peter Desloge, Watlow’s CEO, and be a member of the executive team.
As CMO, Ground will help define, attract, plan and support Watlow’s customers, strategic markets and products. He will also be responsible for working with executive team members to shape the overall direction of the company.
“Damon is a strong leader who has a proven track record of developing and leading company growth and product plans,” said Desloge. “His mastery in strategic marketing and product management, as well as his progressive ideas for communications and branding, will allow us to take the next step to achieve our vision and goals.”
Ground began his career in engineering at 3M, and then Hutchinson Technology, Inc., where he spent a significant amount of time building his marketing expertise in several progressive roles. He then joined TSI, Inc., where he led the global marketing function including product management, marketing management and marketing communications. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Watlow designs and manufactures industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controllers and supporting software - all of the components of a thermal system. The company partners with its customers to optimize thermal performance, decrease design time and improve efficiency of their products and applications.
Watlow brings its experience to numerous industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.
Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 200 patents and employs 2,000 employees working in nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow also has sales offices in 15 countries around the world. The company continues to grow, while the commitment remains the same - to provide its customers with superior products and services for their individual needs.
For additional information call your nearest Watlow representative:
Phone: 1+ (800) WATLOW2, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-6814
For more information, contact:
NA: Jeff Melly, 314-628-4117,
EUR: Nathalie Klak, +49-7253-9400-234,
ASIA: Hazel Tan, +65-6773-9461,