Jacuzzi Brands, Inc. announced the appointment of Alex P. Marini as CEO of the company, effective Aug. 31, 2006. Marini will succeed David H. Clarke, Jacuzzi Brands' CEO, who is retiring. Clarke will also retire as chairman and a member of the Board of Directors effective Sept. 30, 2006, at which time the Board intends to appoint an existing member as non-executive chairman.
Marini was named president and chief operating officer of Jacuzzi Brands in August 2005. He joined Zurn, the company's commercial plumbing products business, in 1969 and was named president of Zurn in 1996. Under Marini's direction, Zurn has become one of the commercial plumbing industry's most respected and successful companies.
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