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McDermott & Bull and Client Zodiac Pool Care Announce the Placement of Sandip Grewal as Chief Financial Officer

IRVINE, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES, and PLEASANTON, California, April 1, 2010 – McDermott & Bull Executive Search, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Sandip Grewal as Chief Financial Officer for Zodiac Pool Care North America in Vista, California.

“Zodiac was looking for an individual to oversee and direct the financial planning and analysis, as well as contribute to the achievement of key strategic and tactical business objectives to their North American division,” said Fleming Jones, Senior Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull. “Having an extensive background in both consumer products and manufacturing industries as a successful finance executive, Sandip is a great match for Zodiac.”

Sandip, a 20-year veteran in the consumer products industry, joins the company after three years as CFO and VP Finance for Nutro Products, a Bain Capital portfolio company recently acquired by Mars, Inc. Prior to that, he was the Vice President Finance Operations for Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, Ltd. Sandip began his finance career with Unilever under several of their brands, including Slim Fast Foods Company, Unilever Best Foods, Lawry’s Foods Inc., and Thomas J. Lipton Company.

Sandip received his bachelors in economics from the University of Delhi in Delhi, India, and his MBA from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

About the Client

Zodiac Pool Care (www.zodiacpoolcare.com) is the world leader in aquatic and pool care products, including a full line of pool cleaners and water purification products under the Baracuda, Nature2, and Clearwater brands; pumps, filters, heaters, and water features under the Jandy brand (www.jandy.com); and pool covers under the Cover-Pools brand (www.coverpools.com). Zodiac Pool Care North America (Zodiac PCNA) is headquartered in Vista, CA, which is also home to its largest manufacturing plant and distribution facility. The business’s other plants are in Moorpark, CA and Salt Lake City, UT.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. (www.mbsearch.net) is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Westlake Village. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Bio-tech and Life Science, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Christopher Bull and Rodney McDermott, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients in many industries. Some notable clients include Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Western Digital, Conexant, Invitrogen, Bausch and Lomb, Black & Decker, Mattel, Boeing, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea and Union Bank.

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