Pentair Names David Kraft as Group Sales Leader for Pool Business Unit  

Pentair, a leading provider of water treatment and sustainable solutions, recently announced that David Kraft has been named group sales leader for its Pool segment, a $1.6B business that provides innovative, energy efficient pool solutions to help people more sustainably enjoy water. Kraft will report to Greg Claffey, Pentair Pool group president.  

“At Pentair, our leaders are passionate about assisting our pool professionals to help their customers experience full pool enjoyment. David brings extensive experience leading high-performing, customer-centric teams and building relationships. As we continue to innovate more sustainable and connected solutions, David is committed to supporting our pool customers and helping their businesses grow. We look forward to David’s leadership in elevating our Pool segment,” said Claffey.  

In his role, Kraft has responsibility for driving the sales and service strategy for the Pool business unit. Kraft also leads strategy for the Sales Operations and Warranty functions and Pool Europe Sales and Product Management teams. 

“It’s wonderful to build relationships with customers who are as passionate about water as I am. I’ve always been dedicated to listening and leading with a customer-first approach. I look forward to supporting pool professionals in helping their businesses thrive and creating an effortless pool experience for their customers. I’ve been particularly impressed with the fervor throughout our partner network, and I’m excited to meet the people who make the pool industry so great,” said Kraft. 

Kraft joins Pentair from Emerson Electric Co., where he was most recently vice president of Global Business Development after holding multiple roles of increasing responsibility over almost 25 years. Prior to Emerson, Kraft held positions at Moore Products Company.  

At Pentair we help the world sustainably move, improve and enjoy water, life’s most essential resource. From our residential and business solutions to industrial water management and everything in between, Pentair is focused on smart, sustainable water solutions that help our planet and people thrive.  

Pentair had revenue in 2022 of approximately $4.1 billion, and trades under the ticker symbol PNR. With approximately 11,250 global employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, we work to help improve lives and the environment around the world. To learn more, visit As an industry leader in the pool and spa space, Pentair is dedicated to elevating the pool experience to the next level with connected, efficient, and quality products so people can soak in the magical, wonder filled moments by their pool, giving them time – and peace of mind – to create them. Pentair’s pool solutions are engineered to help filter, clean and sanitize water, while automation equipment makes it easy to control from anywhere. For more information, visit  

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