Xylem launches as new global, pure-play water technology company
Nov 29, 2011
Xylem Inc. announced that it has completed its spinoff from ITT Corporation, and has begun operations as a $3.2 billion standalone global water technology company. Xylem’s market-leading product brands, applications expertise and technological strength enable the transport, treatment, testing and efficient use of water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings.
- Gretchen McClain, President and CEO
- Mike Speetzen, Chief Financial Officer
- Mike Kuchenbrod, President, Water Solutions
- Chris McIntire, President, Analytics
- Ken Napolitano, President, Residential & Commercial Water
- Bob Wolpert, President, Flow Control and China & India
- Angela Buonocore, Chief Communications Officer
- Frank Jimenez, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
- Robyn Mingle, Chief Human Resources Officer
- Colin Sabol, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer
- Xylem pumps help defy gravity by moving water up to the highest floors of one of the world’s tallest buildings – the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – which stands at more than 2,700 feet. The large pumps help distribute water to all of the offices, condominiums, restaurants and swimming pools in this landmark project, and Xylem variable speed controllers help get it all done in an energy-efficient manner.
- In India, Xylem’s large water transport pumps are helping turn arid land into farmland. In one of the largest irrigation projects in the world, Xylem pumps are transporting water 155 miles to the arid Kutch district in Gujurat state. These large vertical turbine pumps are capable of moving 2.2 billion gallons of water per day to help irrigate 175 thousand acres of land to help feed India’s people and growing economy.
- Xylem’s PulpJet pump is helping a leading global fast food chain reliably deliver thick, blended liquid faster and at pressures more than five times higher than similar competing pumps. This enables our customers, who count on quick service, to meet the growing demand for smoothies and other frozen drinks
- In Australia, which is experiencing a severe multi-year drought, Xylem water treatment products are helping Sydney Airport to treat and recycle storm water runoff for Non-potable uses like cooling towers, washing vehicles and landscape irrigation. This saves the airport about 350 million liters of fresh water a year – enough water to fill 140 Olympic sized swimming pools.
- Xylem analytical instruments are at work in numerous applications to test and analyze water and other fluids. Last summer when the Deepwater Horizon disaster was spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Xylem’s analytical instrumentation was deployed by scientists to detect light hydrocarbons and oxygen depletion associated with the spill. This provided vital information to monitor the long-term effects of water contamination and its threat to marine life.
- And at the site where New York City is rebuilding the World Trade Center, Xylem is supplying hundreds of pumps, nearly every one of the below-ground storm, sump, and wastewater pumps in Towers One, Two, Three and Four, and all phases of the WTC transportation hub. Xylem pumps are also providing the power and flow behind the water in the beautiful 9/11 memorial that opened recently.
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