Pentair appointed Neil Desmond senior vice president and general manager for the Pentair Water Fluid Solutions Group, which includes water filtration manufacturing operations in Dover, NH; Hanover Park, IL; Winamac, IN; and Sheboygan, WI. Desmond was also recently elected president of the Water Quality Association.

In other news, Linda Evans was promoted to director of human resources for Fluid Solutions, overseeing four locations of Pentair Water Fluid Solutions; and Al Hamdan has joined Pentair Filtration as director of marketing.

He will oversee product management and marketing communications for the Fluid Solutions Group.