WASHINGTON, D.C. – Global water technology company Xylem Inc. announced the appointment of Matthew Pine as chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2023. In this role, Pine will accelerate Xylem’s operations, driving cost leadership and scaling innovation across the global organization. He will report to Xylem President and CEO Patrick Decker and will oversee the company’s business segments and regions.

Pine has more than 25 years of experience in general management, sales, marketing, digital and product management. He joined Xylem in 2020, most recently leading the applied water systems and measurement and control solutions segments, and Xylem Americas. He previously held senior and international leadership roles at United Technologies Corporation, Vestas Wind Systems, and Lennox International Inc.

“It’s a privilege to step into this role and partner with Patrick to continue to sharpen our focus on operational excellence across the organization,” Pine said. “With strong technology leadership on a proven business model, and a large and growing installed base in attractive markets, we are already exceptionally well positioned on the long-term water trends driving demand for our solutions. Now, we are further tuning our operating model to remove complexity and drive cost leadership as we scale innovation globally and provide solutions to serve our customers.”