ROSEMONT, IL — Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for water management, building services and groundwater, regretfully announces that Joseph Melton, Director of Engineering/National Sales Manager-Water Management, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. He was 53.

"The Wilo family is stunned and saddened by Joe's sudden passing," said Mark D'Agostino, President and CEO of Wilo USA. "Joe was an ultimate professional and highly respected within our industry. Over the past several years, I have worked closely with Joe and have always valued him as both a colleague and friend. He will be missed."

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to your local American Heart Association processing center in memory of Joseph Melton.

Cards and donation acknowledgements can be sent to:

Mrs. Cindy Mitchell and Family
400 Kevin Circle
Raleigh, NC 27609
919/783-8121

Further information:

Wilo USA LLC, 9550 W. Higgins Rd. #300, Rosemont, IL 60018

Phone: 888/945-6872, Fax: 888/945-6873