Franz Cerwinka is Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets. In this role, he is responsible for leading Xylem’s commercial operations across the emerging markets, including China, Southeast Asia and North Asia, India, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Australia and New Zealand. This includes all products and end-markets in the region including Water Infrastructure, Applied Water Systems, and Measurement and Control Solutions (M&CS), along with all product brands within the Xylem portfolio, including brands such as Godwin, Flygt, Wedeco, Sanitaire, Sensus and others.
Mr. Cerwinka, who joined Xylem in June 2020, has more than 25 years of experience in general management, operations, commercial and finance leadership positions, with a focus on the industrial and manufacturing segments. Before joining Xylem, he was based in Tokyo and served as CEO of Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning Inc. and VP/GM of the Johnson Controls Air Distribution business in NA. Prior to that he held a variety of Commercial and Finance roles at Johnson Controls’ automotive and HVAC businesses, in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Mr. Cerwinka has also served as board member in multiple partnerships and joint ventures in China, India, Korea, Japan and other Southeast Asia countries over the years.
Mr. Cerwinka received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de las Americas, Puebla in Mexico and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.