Madison names Jonathan M. Pratt to lead Filtration Group

Waters, and former Beckman Coulter and Pall Executive joins as President, CEO

October 24, 2023 – CHICAGO – Madison Industries, one of the world’s largest privately held companies, announced today that it has named Jonathan M. Pratt President and CEO of Filtration Group. As CEO, Pratt will partner with the Filtration Group team to establish a growth culture and drive operational excellence as the organization continues its mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

“Finding a talent like Jon is rare,” said Madison founder and CEO Larry Gies. “Jon is a proven business builder who has successfully built great organizations in the life science and filtration markets. He is passionate about coaching leaders and building something that will long outlast him.”

Prior to joining Filtration Group, Pratt served as senior vice president of the ~$2.5 billion Waters Division of Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), an analytical laboratory instrument and software company. Prior to joining Waters, he led Danaher’s Beckman Coulter Life Sciences operating company, a leading provider of instruments and services to the life science research and industrial markets with revenues of over $1 billion. At Pall Corporation, Jon was responsible for a $0.5 billion global portfolio of food & beverage, laboratory and bioprocessing filtration and instrument solutions.

“The phenomenal growth of Filtration Group has been a story I’ve followed closely,” said Pratt. “The team, the culture and the enormous runway ahead for all forms of separation and purification is a very powerful and attractive combination. The market demands for product purity, a cleaner environment and operational safety are ever increasing. I’m very excited to lead us on the next stage of our journey.”

Pratt previously served on the board of SPX Flow (NYSE: FLOW). He holds a BSc in chemistry from the University of Reading in the UK and earned his MBA at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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