Chris O’Con­nell elected new chair­man of Waters Cor­po­ra­tion

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Cor­po­ra­tion an­nounced re­cently that Dou­glas A. Berthi­aume will re­tire as Chair­man of the Board of Di­rec­tors of the com­pany, ef­fec­tive De­cem­ber 31, 2017. The Board of Di­rec­tors has elected Christo­pher J. O’Con­nell, Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, as its new Chair­man ef­fec­tive Jan­uary 1, 2018.

Com­ment­ing on the an­nounce­ment, Mr. Berthi­aume said, “It has been my plea­sure to serve as both an ex­ec­u­tive and non-ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of the Board of Di­rec­tors of Waters. Two years ago, upon my re­tire­ment as Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Chris O’Con­nell as­sumed the CEO po­si­tion and has very suc­cess­fully guided the com­pany to new lev­els of growth and prof­itabil­ity. I am very pleased to once again pass the torch to Chris as he as­sumes the ad­di­tional role of Chair­man of the Board in ad­di­tion to his ser­vice as CEO of the com­pany.”

“I am hon­ored to have been elected as Waters’ new Chair­man of the Board of Di­rec­tors,” said Christo­pher J. O’Con­nell. “For 20 years as an in­de­pen­dent pub­lic com­pany, Waters’ suc­cess was guided by Doug Berthi­aume’s vi­sion­ary lead­er­ship. I am truly grate­ful to Doug for his strong sup­port of me and the Waters team over the past two years.”

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