Opus College of Business Commencement Speaker Announced

The Opus College of Business announced today that Randall J. Hogan, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pentair, will deliver the commencement address at the Opus College of Business Graduate Commencement Saturday, May 25.

Hogan was named Pentair's CEOin 2001 and was appointed chairman in 2002. He first joined Pentair in 1998 as executive vice president and president of the Enclosures Group (now known as Equipment Protection).

Prior to Pentair, Hogan was president of United Technologies' Carrier Transicold Division. He also held leadership roles at the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies, General Electric and McKinsey & Company.

Hogan is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Board of Directors, and currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the American Public Media Group and Minnesota Public Radio. He also serves on the board of directors for Covidien, and is a member of Minnesota Business Partnership's Executive Committee.

Hogan holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.