May 2013 Commencement Speaker

Randall J. Hogan
Chairman and CEO

Randall Hogan is chairman and chief executive officer of Pentair, a global leader in delivering industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. He was named Pentair’s CEO in 2001 and appointed chairman in 2002. He joined Pentair in 1998 as executive vice president, and president of the then-named Enclosures Group.

Prior to Pentair, Hogan was president of United Technologies’ Carrier Transicold Division. Earlier, he held leadership roles at the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies, and held progressively responsible leadership roles at General Electric and McKinsey & Company.

Hogan is a member of the board of Covidien plc, a deputy chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and on the board of trustees of American Public Media Group & Minnesota Public Radio. He is also a member of the Minnesota Business Partnership Executive Committee. He formerly served as chairman of the Guthrie Theater board of directors, where he remains a director. In 2012, Hogan was named Executive of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. He received the 2011 Starkey Hearing Foundation Award for Pentair’s contributions to providing clean water solutions in third-world countries and in times of natural disasters. He was also inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame in 2011.

Mr. Hogan holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.


Past Graduate Commencement Speakers

May 2012 Richard K. Davis Chairman, President and CEO, U.S. Bancorp
May 2011 Bill George Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO
May 2010 George W. Buckley Chairman, President and CEO, 3M
May 2009 Tim Flynn Chairman, KPMG International and KPMG LLP
May 2008 Andrew Duff Chairman of the Board and CEO, Piper Jaffray Companies
May 2007 Mary Brainerd President and CEO, HealthPartners
May 2006 Michael Hoffman President and CEO, The Toro Company