John Kehoe

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

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Role at Xylem

John Kehoe leads Xylem’s global information technology organization where he activates the company to operate simply and maximize value to all stakeholders. His work is pivotal to delivering a superior customer experience, increasing operational efficiency and unlocking the power of Xylem solutions.

Professional Background

John joined Xylem in 2018 with more than 25 years of leadership experience, including as:

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Valmont Industries, a leading producer and distributor for the infrastructure and agricultural markets
  • Senior Executive of Shared Services at Rockwell Collins, an avionics and information technology provider for commercial and military customers
  • Executive Director and managing owner at Vertex Aerospace, formally Raytheon Aerospace, a global aviation service company
  • Earlier in his career, John held senior leadership roles at Raytheon Aircraft in operations and program management. He also served in the United States Air Force in multiple roles and countries, including the first Gulf War conflict

Community Impact

John is a proud United States Air Force Veteran, serving as executive sponsor for the Xylem Veterans’ Network. He is also an avid Watermark participant, passionate about getting outside to clean-up streams and trails and education – particularly organizations that work to educate about Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) opportunities.


Master of Business Administration, Belhaven University
Bachelor of Science in Management Information System, Friends University