Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, today announced the appointment of Christian S. Na as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective December 3. He will report directly to Gretchen McClain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Xylem, and his nomination to become a corporate officer of Xylem will be presented to the company's board of directors on December 13, 2012.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Christian to our leadership team,” said McClain. “His diverse legal experience in several global industrial companies has given him a broad background that aligns nicely with our business, and we look forward to his contributions.”
Since 2010, Na, 41, has served as Deputy General Counsel of CIRCOR International, Inc., a global manufacturer specializing in highly engineered industrial products, where he has managed the day-to-day legal affairs of the company and its subsidiaries worldwide. From 2007 to 2010, Na was Group Vice President & General Counsel at Danaher’s Product Identification Division. Prior to that, he was General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, U.S., Asia-Pacific & Latin America, for Mitel Networks, Inc., during which time he also served as part-time Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. Earlier in his career he worked at national law firms in Washington, D.C. and started his career as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Boston University, and his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law.
He succeeds Frank Jimenez, who left the company earlier this year.
About Xylem Inc.
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. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 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 www.xyleminc.com.