Mike Waters Joins Continental Disc Corporation as the New CEO

Mike Waters Joins Continental Disc Corporation as the New CEO

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Mr. Mike M. Waters is an experienced business leader who will serve as the new CEO for Continental Disc Corporation

FREMONT, CA: Mr. Mike M. Waters, a successful and experienced business leader, joins Continental Disc Corporation (CDC) as the new CEO, succeeding Benjamin Cox. Mike brings a wealth of experience to CDC, which he uses to guide the company in its aim to provide safety-critical products of the most outstanding quality and performance to its customers.

“Mike’s entire career has been spent working in the process control industry,” said Karen Greig, VP of Global Human Resources. “He is a great candidate to direct CDC’s business amid recent change in ownership from Robert Family Holdings, LLC to Tinicum Incorporated.”

Mike oversaw the integration of Flow Management Devices, a Phoenix-based company, into IDEX Corporation. Mike formerly served as President & CEO of the SOR Controls Group in Lenexa, Kansas, and as VP / General Manager of Circor Energy, where he supervised numerous business units. He worked as a manufacturer's rep for eleven years until becoming General Manager of Andon Specialties, where he oversaw offices all over the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast.

“I’m excited about Mike’s collaborative and practical approach to maintaining and improving upon the customer focus,” says Thomas Caldwell, VP of Global Sales & Marketing. “With 32 years in the industry, his point of view is valuable in making CDC’s customer focus the best in the marketplace.”

Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology / Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University, an MBA with a Finance concentration from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and has served on the boards of the Measurement, Control, and Automation Association (MCAA) and the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA, now the Energy Workforce & Technology Council).

The mission of the CDC will remain to provide safety-critical goods of the greatest quality and performance to its customers.

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