Culligan Names Ferguson Finance Chief of Iconic Water Supplier

Jul 21, 2014 2:36 pm ET

July 21 (Bloomberg) -- Culligan International Co., the private bottled water supplier that produces tap-water filters and household water softeners, named Glen Ferguson as its new chief financial officer.

Ferguson, 50, had been CFO for ADA Carbon Solutions, Culligan said today. The Rosemont, Illinois-based company, a former unit of Europe’s largest water utility Veolia Environnement, since 2012 has been owned by the private equity firm Centerbridge Capital Partners, Culligan said. Veolia sold Culligan to Clayton Dubilier & Rice in 2004.

The company’s iconic “Hey Culligan man!” advertising campaign has been used for decades for its water coolers. Culligan, founded in 1936, has franchised dealers in more than 90 countries including Canada and the U.K.