Ralph Exton 

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Ralph Exton is the 2016-2017 Treasurer of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.   

Ralph is the Chief Marketing Officer for GE Water & Process Technologies. He has held this role since February 2012. In this role, Mr. Exton provides strategic leadership and program direction for the marketing activities and sustainability efforts for the water and process technologies business. He is also the business leader for the Ecomagination initiatives and digital marketing efforts. 

In addition to his current responsibilities as CMO, Ralph is also the business program manager for the GE Experienced Commercial Leadership Program, which is designed to attract, retain and grow a diverse and global population of future sales and marketing leaders for the business and for GE as a whole. 

Over the years, Ralph has achieved extensive international experience and has received significant leadership, sales, marketing and business management training. He is a member of the Water Reuse Association, the International Desalination Association and is co-chair of the AIChE Society for Water Solutions. Ralph is also a member of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), and in 2014, received the Ted Moses High Hat Award, and was initiated into the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers. 

Ralph graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. mechanical engineering in 1987 and has more than 28 years of advanced water treatment and water purification experience.