Dave Flinton is Chief Innovation, Technology and Product Management Officer where he leads the company’s technology and innovation strategy and global product portfolio. In this role, Dave and his team develop and commercialize advanced technologies and innovations that create sustainable benefits for customers and communities. He and his team also lead Xylem’s external innovation efforts, bringing together a broad and global network of innovation partners to incubate and accelerate development of emerging and breakthrough solutions.
Dave has been with Xylem since its founding and has more than 25 years of business leadership, product management and innovation experience, including:
Dave is passionate about attracting and developing strong technical talent for the water sector. He sponsors several related programs within Xylem from early in career development and rotational programs to the Xylem Technical Track. He also engages externally through Watermark, the Xylem Ignite Global Student Innovation Challenge and several university partnerships to mobilize the next generation of water leaders.
Master of Business Administration, William E. Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute