Joe Vesey was named Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Xylem in January 2015. Mr. Vesey leads the Company’s marketing function including vertical marketing, commercial IT, global public affairs, branding, communications, digital marketing and commercial excellence. He currently serves as Chair of the Xylem Watermark Committee, which is the company’s corporate citizenship and social investment program. In addition, he co-chairs Xylem’s Diversity & Inclusion committee.
Mr. Vesey joined Xylem in 2008 as Director, Strategy & Business Development. In November 2009, he was named Director, Commercial Excellence, running a transformational sales and marketing change program. In 2011, he was named Chief Marketing Officer of Xylem and from 2013 to 2017 led the Americas Commercial Team with commercial P&L responsibility for Xylem’s Treatment and Transport businesses in North America, South America and Australia.
Prior to joining Xylem, Mr. Vesey worked at General Electric for ten years in a number of commercial positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Access GE (a commercial consulting role), Global Product Manager (GE Water), Global Product Manager for Lexan Sheet, Industry Leader and Regional Sales Leader (GE Plastics).
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University.