Xylem, leader in the design and manufacture of automatic self-priming pumps, hydraulic submersibles and related intelligent control systems for dewatering applications, announces the appointment of Grant Salstrom to the role of managing director, Godwin.

In his new role, Salstrom has responsibility for the growth and development of the Godwin and Flygt brands within the dewatering market in the United States. Pumps and related services are offered through a network of distributors and 38 branch offices throughout the country. In addition, Salstrom will oversee the Godwin manufacturing facility in Gloucestershire, U.K., and support global growth as Xylem looks to expand its dewatering business around the world.

Salstrom joined Godwin Pumps in 1987 as a parts manager, progressed through a series of positions, and was appointed vice president and chief operating officer in 2008. His experience with Godwin Pumps, and now the Xylem dewatering solutions business, is vital in his new role.

"Godwin's core values were always reliability, responsiveness and reputation. Now as a brand under Xylem, we can reach a broader market for our pumps and system design services," says Salstrom. "We are growing sales and rentals throughout the US, adding capacity to our already strong network of branches and distributors. We are excited for the year ahead, and growing as a brand of Xylem."