Mr. Kling served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) from September 2005 to October 2009. Upon retiring from Flowserve in 2009, Kling served as Executive Vice Chairman until February 2010. Prior to becoming President and CEO, Kling served as Chief Operations Officer from July 2004 to September 2005.
Prior to joining Flowserve, Mr. Kling was employed by SPX Corporation, serving as a Group President, Corporate Vice President and Officer. Additionally, he served as President of Dielectric Communications for General Signal (which was acquired by SPX in 1998). Mr. Kling also worked for AlliedSignal Aerospace, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Avionics Systems and Chairman of the Board of the American Russian Integrated Avionics joint venture. Previously, he worked for Harris Corporation, where he served as Vice President and General Manager of its Electronic Systems Division. Mr. Kling began his career in the Apollo Support Department (later, Simulation and Control Systems) at General Electric Company, where he served for 24 years in a number of management positions. Mr. Kling has more than 35 years of experience leading engineering and manufacturing operations, as he has held numerous key management positions with large global businesses.
Currently, Mr. Kling serves on the Board of Directors at Eastman Chemical Corporation (NYSE: EMN), Alclear, LLC, National Jewish Health (Hospital) and Aspen Academy Day School.
Mr. Kling holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Stetson University.