During Waterlinks conference and exhibition, Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem, one of the largest manufacturer of water products and environmental solutions provider talks to GineersNow TV about their latest water technologies, environmental innovations and industry expectations.
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President and Chief Executive Officer, Xylem Inc.
Since March 2014, Mr. Decker has been serving as both president and chief executive officer of Xylem where he is also a member of its Board of Directors.
Before he acquired the top position in Xylem, he has previously served different executive and leadership positions. One of which is in Harsco Corporation, a global industrial services company where he held the same position in 2012. Prior to that he was also the former president of Tyco Flow Control, a $4 billion leader in industrial flow control solutions wherein he led an effort to separate the Flow Control business from the parent company. Aside from that, he succeeded in executing the company’s largest acquisitions in Brazil and the Middle East and champion philanthropic commitment to clean water access for three years. He has done all these while growing the company’s revenue in emerging markets.
Decker’s experiences are also noteworthy. For more than a decade, he attained many responsible financial leadership positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company including those in Latin America and Asia from a humble auditor position for Price Waterhouse LLP, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.
Extending his expertise to his alma mater, he currently serves as advisory council for the Dean of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance.
Xylem is more than a company that aims profit by providing services; it is a company that values commitment to addressing the world’s water crises by developing and carrying out innovative and strategic solutions. With an army of 16,500 employees, they could amplify comprehensive and sustainable solutions through broad applications expertise.
The company has such competence in moving, treating, analyzing, monitoring and returning water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services. Its top-notch products and services have moved the company’s reputation to number one in the industry. Moreover, Xylem has been dedicated to address resource challenges and build smarter, more resilient infrastructure for water, electric and gas utilities through smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics solutions.
In its efforts to continuously move forward, the business has now grown in more than 150 countries which resulted in 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion. Xylem, which is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, got its name from the part of the plant that transports water as derived from classical Greek. This shows that the company’s foundation in giving engineering efficiency is anchored in nature—where water mobility is at its finest.
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