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Todd Adams

Chairman and CEO
Zurn Elkay Water Solutions

Todd Adams is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Zurn Elkay Water Solutions. With roughly 2,600 employees, Milwaukee-based Zurn Elkay manufactures and markets water control and safety products for clients in the health care, hospitality, education, retail, residential and office markets.

This year, the company completed its merger with Elkay Manufacturing Co. to become Zurn Elkay, a deal valued at $1.5 billion. Adams has said the company is confident in its ability to deliver on “$50 million of synergy opportunities” as a result of the merger.

Adams joined the business, then Rexnord Corp., in 2004. He was appointed CEO in 2009 and chairman of the board in 2020. Previously, Adams was president of the water management platform and senior vice president and chief financial officer at Rexnord. Earlier, he held senior financial roles with The Boeing Company, APW Ltd., Applied Power and IDEX.

He sits on the board of trustees at the Manufacturers Alliance as well as the boards of Badger Meter Inc., Children’s Wisconsin and Hunger Task Force. Adams was also elected to the Marquette University board of trustees in 2015 and was elected vice chair in 2020; he’s also served as a member of the Marquette University President’s Society.

Education: Bachelor’s, Eastern Illinois University; Certified Public Accountant

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