Jacuzzi Brands, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Alex P. Marini as chief executive officer, effective August 31, 2006. He will succeed David H. Clarke, who is retiring. Clarke will also retire as chairman and a member of the board of directors, effective September 30, 2006, at which time the board intends to appoint an existing member as non-executive chairman.
Marini joined Zurn, the company's Commercial Plumbing Products business, in 1969 and was named president of Zurn in 1996. He was named president and chief operating officer of Jacuzzi Brands in August 2005. "Over the last year, Al Marini has demonstrated his potential to assume the responsibilities of CEO," said Clarke. "He has brought to the Bath segment the same enthusiasm, business acumen and creativity that generated outstanding financial results at Zurn over the last several years."
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