Xylem appoints new vice president, chief human resources officer

Xylem announced that it has appointed Kairus Taraporet as the company's senior vice president and chief human Resources officer, effective July 27, 2015.

RYE BROOK, NY, July 7, 2015 -- Today, Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a global water technology company solving challenging water issues, announced that it has appointed Kairus Taraporet as the company's senior vice president (VP) and chief human Resources officer, effective July 27, 2015. He will be based at Xylem's headquarters in Rye Brook, N.Y.

Reporting to Xylem President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Decker, Tarapore will lead the development and execution of the company's human resources strategy in support of Xylem's business goals and strategic priorities. Specifically, he will oversee the areas of leadership and talent development, talent acquisition, performance management, HR technology strategy, and global compensation and rewards.

Tarapore, 53, joins Xylem from Babcock & Wilcox Company, a global provider of energy products and services and a defense contractor, where he most recently served as senior VP and chief administrative officer. Prior to that, he was executive VP, Human Resources, for Ceridian Corporation, a global human resources and payment solutions company.

Tarapore previously held various management positions at General Electric, including senior VP, Global Quality for GE Fleet Services, and VP, Human Resources, for GE Auto Financial Services. He also served in the human resources and marketing departments of RPG Enterprises and Wipro Corporation in India.

Tarapore earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting/business from Sydenham College at the University of Bombay in India, and a Master's degree in personnel management and industrial relations from the XLRI School of Business and Human Resources in Jamshedpur, India.

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About Xylem

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.

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