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Waters: Richard Fearon

Waters has appointed Richard Fearon to its board of directors. Fearon is the former vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer of multinational power management company Eaton. Prior to joining Eaton in 2002, he served in senior corporate and strategic planning roles at companies including Transamerica, NatSteel, and Walt Disney. He holds an AB in economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a JD from Harvard Law School.

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