Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 6, 2014


Watts Water Technologies, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)







(State or other juris-
diction of incorporation


File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


815 Chestnut Street, North Andover, MA



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (978) 688-1811



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02.                                        Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(b)                                 David J. Coghlan informed the Company’s Chairman of the Board of his decision to resign from his positions as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) on January 6, 2014.  Mr. Coghlan subsequently resigned from his positions as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of the Company on January 9, 2014.


In connection with Mr. Coghlan’s resignation from the Board of Directors of the Company and in accordance with the Company’s By-Laws, on January 9, 2014, the Board of Directors reduced the number of directors of the Company from nine to eight.


(c)                                  On January 9, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed the Company’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Dean P. Freeman, age 50, to serve as interim Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company.  The Company’s Board of Directors has initiated a search for the Company’s next Chief Executive Officer and President.


Mr. Freeman joined the Company in October 2012 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2012.  Mr. Freeman previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Flowserve Corporation from October 2009 to October 2011.  Also while at Flowserve, Mr. Freeman served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Flowserve Pump Division from 2006 to October 2009.  Flowserve is a leading global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, producing engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services.  Prior to Flowserve, Mr. Freeman served as Chief Financial Officer, Europe for The Stanley Works Corporation.  Mr. Freeman also served in financial executive and management roles of progressive responsibility with United Technologies Corporation and SPX Corporation.


A copy of the Company’s press release announcing Mr. Freeman’s appointment and Mr. Coghlan’s resignation is being filed as Exhibit 99 to this report.


Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)                                 Exhibits


See Exhibit Index attached hereto.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Date: January 9, 2014






/s/ Kenneth R. Lepage



Kenneth R. Lepage



General Counsel






Exhibit No.








Press release dated January 9, 2014