Pentair Plc is a diversified industrial manufacturing company, which engages in the business of industrial manufacturing. It specializes in equipment protection to water, fluid, and in thermal management. It operates through the Water and Electrical segments. The Water segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services water system products and solutions for the filtration, separation, flow, and water management challenges. The Electrical segment provides heat management solutions designed to provide thermal protection to temperature sensitive fluid applications; and engineered electrical and fastening products. The company was founded by Murray J. Harpole, Vern Stone, Vincent Follmer, Leroy Nelson, and Gary Ostrand on August 31, 1966 and is headquartered in Manchester, the United Kingdom.