Thomas Pettit

Senior Vice President, Chief Operations & Supply Chain Officer

Role at Xylem

Thomas Pettit (Tom) leads Xylem’s Operations and Integrated Supply Chain organization. In this role, he oversees all Xylem operations, driving operational excellence and process simplification across the company. This includes building the vision and roadmap for Xylem’s continuous improvement initiatives, including implementing Lean problem solving and waste reduction methodologies, and leading the company toward best-in-class status in operations, procurement, supply chain, logistics, safety, real estate and compliance.

Professional Background

Tom joined Xylem in 2022 and has more than 20 years of experience leading complex global supply chain, operations and commercial organizations in the industrial and services sectors, including as:

  • Chief Operations Officer at Generac Power Systems
  • Global Operations and Supply Chain leader at Pentair
  • Various leadership roles at Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, Tyco Electronics, General Electric, McKinsey and Company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Community Impact

Tom is an advocate for veterans and women, including being recognized as notable Veteran Executive for his contributions supporting military, veterans and their families. He is also an avid proponent for career development of women in integrated supply chain.

In the community, Tom serves on the Board of National Association of Manufacturers, and is involved with substance abuse recovery, health and economic development nonprofits that work to improve lives around the world.


Master of Business Administration, University of Hawaii

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point