Wilbur "Bill" Kranz of UTILITY retired effective Oct. 1. Most recently he was CEO of the company, which manufactures plumbing, HVAC, sanitation and janitorial chemical compounds. He has been involved with UTILITY products for more than 45 years. Kranz and his late partner, Peter Tofte, incorporated UTILITY in 1971. His son, Audie Kranz, remains president of the company.