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Robertshaw Announces Appointment of John Hewitt as Chief Executive Officer

August 16, 2022

Robertshaw Controls Company announces the recent appointment of John Hewitt as chief executive officer. Mr. Hewitt succeeds Mark Balcunas, who announced his retirement from full-time service with Robertshaw, concluding a career with the company that began in 1979. Mr. Balcunas will continue to advise Robertshaw in key areas of the business going forward.

John Hewitt

Mr. Hewitt has served in numerous senior leadership roles during his more than 25 years of experience in both public and privately owned industrial and technology businesses. Mr. Hewitt most recently served as president of the Americas region for digital infrastructure provider Vertiv, a role he held beginning in 2017. At Vertiv, Mr. Hewitt was responsible for leading business development and operations of its $2.3 billion Americas region with 11,000 employees across North, Central and South America.

Mr. Hewitt has a track record of consistently delivering strong growth and profitability while building world-class teams and high-performance cultures. Prior to joining Vertiv, Mr. Hewitt held a variety of global management, strategy, business development and financial leadership roles within several technology companies, including Motorola, TE Connectivity and Aptiv in the US, EMEA, South America and Asia.

“Our customers will continue to be at the center of everything we do,” Hewitt said. “In the days ahead, they can count on Robertshaw to partner with them to solve their most critical challenges using our combined engineering, testing, manufacturing, supply chain and technical expertise that we have honed over more than 100 years. Also, using that expertise and our deep knowledge of the industries we serve, we will continually generate new engineered solutions for our customers within our core and adjacent markets.”


Robertshaw is a global design, engineering and manufacturing company that offers energy regulation and flow control components for large appliances and leverages its portfolio and technology into adjacent markets and after sales channels. Adjacent market solutions include temperature controls and fluid and gas valves and controls for residential and commercial heating, air conditioning, cooking and refrigeration equipment, and thermal management and fluid control components and systems for automotive and off-road vehicles.

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