Flowserve Corp. recently named Lars E. Rosene its first chief sustainability officer. Rosene also maintains his current role leading global communications and public affairs.

As chief sustainability officer, Rosene is responsible for driving the implementation and management of the company’s sustainability and social responsibility efforts. He will continue to report to Lewis Kling, Flowserve President and Chief Executive Officer.

“As a company that has operations in more than 55 countries, our sustainability and social responsibility efforts in support of our customers, employees and the communities where they live are a top priority,” said Kling. “Lars’ commitment to supporting these key initiatives including environmental impact, workplace safety, recycling, energy efficiency and philanthropy initiatives, along with his experience in external affairs and regulatory issues, make him the perfect fit for this new role.”

Rosene has more than 13 years of internal and external communications, media and government relations, and philanthropy experience. He came to Flowserve almost four years ago from Citigroup where he served as vice president and director of communications and public affairs. Prior to that, he served in leadership roles in communications, public affairs and human resources at State Farm Insurance Companies.

“Flowserve has a long history of bringing innovation to our industry and we will continue to apply that same commitment and spirit to our global sustainability efforts,” said Rosene. “A strong sustainable business approach is a key component of our reputation and growth strategy, but more importantly, it is a fundamental responsibility we have as a global leader in our industry.”