.ITT senior management and its board of directors believe that these three businesses are well-positioned to create significant value for shareholders as standalone companies. ITT expects to finalize and execute the plan before the end of the year.
“For nearly a century, ITT has been known for transformative strategies that create value for customers and shareowners,” says Steve Loranger, chairman, president and chief executive officer of ITT. “In recent years, we have nurtured and grown our unique portfolio of businesses, which are now poised to emerge as three strong and focused standalone companies, with leading products and market positions, highly skilled employees and tremendous value-generating potential for shareowners. In today’s business environment, we believe this strategy is the best approach to unlock this value and position the three businesses to grow and serve customers as focused global companies. Each new company will be more nimble and able to build stronger, more intimate customer relationships to accelerate mutual success.”
Loranger continues, “We believe each of these future companies will be strategically well positioned for growth, nicely capitalized, with global capabilities, outstanding operating track records and world-class leadership. In addition, we believe the transformation plan will provide more focused opportunities for our employees, who will be instrumental in the future success of all three companies.”
Manufacturer of engineered industrial products and high-tech solutions:
Following completion of the spinoff, ITT Corp. will continue to be a diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products and high-tech solutions. Its global platform will include ITT’s current Industrial Process business, as well as its Motion Technologies, Interconnect Solutions and Control Technologies businesses. ITT Corp. will have leading market positions across an extensive portfolio of advanced technology industrial pumps, valves and control systems serving the oil and gas, mining, chemical, power generation, and pulp and paper markets.
A global water technology leader:
With the spinoff, a standalone water technology corporation with a new corporate brand name will be formed through the combination of three of ITT’s current businesses: Residential & Commercial Water, Flow Control and Water & Wastewater (including biological, filtration and disinfection treatment and analytics). These businesses already are known for solid operating results, leading market positions and strong product brand awareness, positioning the new water technology company for significant growth.
The portfolio will span the transport, testing and treatment of water – focusing on the residential, commercial, municipal, agricultural, construction, building services, dewatering, beverage and leisure marine markets, as well as analytical instrumentation for water and wastewater, environmental, medical and beverage applications. The company is expected to benefit from an already strong installed base, driving attractive aftermarket opportunities, as well as a diverse global footprint with approximately 55 percent of revenues coming from international markets and strong emerging market growth prospects.
Engineered defense technology and information solutions provider:
After the spinoff is completed, the existing Defense & Information Solutions segment will be renamed and rebranded as a new standalone company that will provide technologies and operational services to meet the enduring requirements of the global military, government and commercial customers.
Experienced Team Poised to LeadEffective upon the completion of the transaction, the new ITT Corp. will be led by ITT's current chief financial officer, Denise Ramos, who will serve as its future chief executive officer. Its chairman of the board will be Frank MacInnis, currently a director of ITT Corp. and the chairman and former chief executive officer of EMCOR Group Inc. The water technology businesses will become a new company to be led by Gretchen McClain, currently president of ITT Fluid and Motion Control, who will serve as its future chief executive officer. Its executive chairman of the board will be Steve Loranger, currently chairman, president and chief executive officer of ITT Corp. The Defense & Information Solutions business will become a new company to be led by David Melcher, currently president of ITT Defense & Information Solutions, serving as its future chief executive officer. Its chairman of the board will be Ralph Hake, currently a director of ITT Corp. and previously the chairman and chief executive officer of Maytag Corp.
Each corporation will have its own independent board of directors, and each of ITT’s current board members has committed to serve on one or more of the boards of these companies. Upon completion of the transaction, each company is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.