Episode 63: Pentair’s History, Mission, Brand, and Industry Support with De’Mon Wiggins & Steve Zorn
About this episode:
In this episode, we sat down with Pentair’s Vice President-Business Unit Leader Pool De’Mon Wiggins and Vice President Sales Aquatic & Environmental Systems Steve Zorn. We were very honored to be able to go out to Pentair headquarters in Golden Valley, Minnesota and record with them. It was great to meet the team and be there in person. We are excited to be partnering with them.
Throughout the podcast, we discuss Pentair’s history, their transition into aquatics, and some of the other brands they have acquired that fall under the Pentair name. We also get into the Pentair brand and how they have built a phenomenal reputation in the industry, products that they make, and their partnerships with the Twins and Vikings professional sports teams. This episode is very informative, educational, and inspiring for any entrepreneur listening.
Guests On this episode
Pentair Vice President Business Unit Leader Pool
Pentair Vice President Sales Aquatic & Environmental Systems
02:00 - De’Mon and Steve introduction
02:52 - Pentair history
08:30 - Becoming a one-stop supplier
12:08 - What happens when a company gets acquired by Pentair
18:30 - Keeping up with technology
22:04 - Operational processes
24:45 - Struggles
37:00 - Helping with skills training
44:00 - The internet is not going anywhere
50:00 - Keeping up with technology
59:38 - Pentair today
1:01:10 - Pentair products
1:10:45 - Partnership with the Minnesota Twins
1:14:13 - Last notes from Pentair
1:17:18 - Books and Podcasts recommendation
1:22:50 - Where to find Pentair
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