Xylem appoints new senior VP, chief innovation and technology officer
Xylem announced that it has appointed Jayanthi Iyengar as the organization's senior vice president and chief innovation and technology officer, effective Friday, June 12.
RYE BROOK, NY, June 15, 2015 -- Today, Xylem Inc., a global water technology company, announced that it has appointed Jayanthi (Jay) Iyengar as the organization's senior vice president (VP) and chief innovation and technology officer, effective Friday, June 12.
In this newly created position, Iyengar will lead Xylem's global research and development, technology and innovation activities. Reporting to the company's President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Decker, she will work closely with the senior leadership team to evaluate the technological landscape and accelerate the organization's customer-driven innovation agenda to drive growth. Iyengar will be based at Xylem's global headquarters in Rye Brook, N.Y.
Iyengar joins Xylem from Eaton Corporation, a global power management company, where she most recently served as group VP, Engineering and Technology for the company's Aerospace Group, and chief technology officer. In that role, she forged strategic relationships with external constituencies to develop and align Eaton's technology portfolio with customers' current and future needs.
She also led the global engineering organization charged with the complete product lifecycle. Previously, Iyengar held a series of increasingly responsible leadership roles over her 15 years at Chrysler Group, including global director, Electrified Powertrain, and senior manager and chief engineer, Hybrid Development Center. She has also served on the board of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
Iyengar earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Mysore University in Karnataka, India, and two master's degrees in mechanical engineering, one from Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai and the other from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Xylem (XYL) is a global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.