Severn Trent Services Appoints New CEO

Fort Washington, Pa. – August 22, 2002 – Leonard F. Graziano has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Severn Trent Services.

"I am excited to lead the people of Severn Trent Services and convey our vision and goals to our customers," Graziano said. "Working together with our customers to provide full-spectrum solutions to their water and wastewater needs remains our top priority, and I intend to continue to strengthen the relationship between our many resources to do just that."

Graziano joined Severn Trent Services in January 2000 as senior vice president of the company’s Operating Services and Water Purification groups. Prior to joining Severn Trent, Graziano was president of Chemineer, Inc, a Dayton, Ohio unit of Robbins & Myers specializing in global industrial mixer equipment. He also served as president of Johnston Pump Inc., a global pump company based in Brookshire, Texas specializing in the municipal, power, and petroleum markets.

Graziano earned an M.B.A. from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Water Partnership Council and Severn Trent Services.

In conjunction with Graziano’s appointment, Severn Trent Services has undertaken a global reorganization, centralizing the management of its businesses across the world to better serve its customers.

About Severn Trent Services

Severn Trent Services (, based in Fort Washington, Pa., is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The company’s broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection and filtration technologies, pipeline analysis, rehabilitation and repair services, contract operating services, and state-of-the-art residential metering products. The company is part of Severn Trent Plc. (London: SVT.L), Birmingham, England, an international environmental services leader. Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.