Xylem appoints chief innovation and technology officer

In this newly created position, Iyengar will lead Xylem’s global R&D, technology and innovation activities. She will report to Xylem president and CEO Patrick Decker and will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Rye Brook, New York.

Iyengar will work closely with Xylem’s senior leadership team to accelerate the company’s customer-driven innovation agenda to drive growth.

“Breakthrough technology and innovation together will be a significant growth engine for Xylem,” said Decker. “The combination of Jay’s deep technological expertise, strong business acumen and proven track record of successfully managing global R&D organizations will help us accelerate the development and execution of our innovation pipeline. Importantly, Jay brings a passion to the advancement of sustainable solutions through technology that aligns well with Xylem’s mission to solve the world’s most challenging water issues.”

Iyengar joins Xylem from Eaton Corp, where she most recently served as group vice president, Engineering and Technology for the company’s Aerospace Group, and chief technology officer.