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Anthony Milando to join Xylem as Senior Vice President of Continuous Improvement and Business Transformation

January 22, 2015

RYE BROOK, N.Y., January 22, 2015 – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, today announced the appointment of Anthony Milando as Senior Vice President for Continuous Improvement and Business Transformation, effective February 2, 2015.  In this newly created position, Milando will be responsible for driving operational excellence and process simplification across the organization, reporting directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Decker.  He will also serve as a member of the Company’s Senior Leadership Team and will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Rye Brook, New York.

“We’re very excited to welcome Tony to the Xylem Senior Leadership Team,” said Decker.  “In this new role, he will accelerate the deployment of continuous improvement tools and methodologies across all aspects of our business. He has a proven track record of success in this area and we look forward to his contributions, which will enable Xylem to operate more effectively and deliver superior solutions for our customers.” 

Milando, 52, most recently held several senior executive roles at the Stanley Black & Decker Corporation, including Vice President Corporate Growth and Vice President, Global Operations.  Prior to that, he served in a series of increasingly responsible leadership roles in the consumer and industrial businesses for the Black & Decker Corporation prior to its merger with Stanley Works, including Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Vice President, Global Sourcing.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from Towson University in Maryland and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Loyola University Maryland. 

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion and more than 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at