Xylem has named Claudia Toussaint to the role of senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Oct. 29, 2014.

Patrick K. Decker

Toussaint will report to Xylem President and CEO Patrick Decker.

Toussaint’s nomination as a corporate officer will go before Xylem’s board of directors Oct. 15.

“We’re very excited to welcome Claudia to the Xylem executive leadership team,” Decker said. “She is a proven business leader with extensive experience managing global legal, compliance and corporate governance issues. Her diverse experience in global industrial and technology companies has given her a relevant background that aligns with our business, and we look forward to her significant contributions.”

Previously, Toussaint worked the Barnes Group, where she led legal compliance and health, safety and environmental affairs, and at Embarq, where she served as general counsel, corporate secretary and chief ethic officer. She holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a juris doctor degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.

Xylem, based in Rye Brook, N.Y., serves the public utility, residential, commercial and agricultural markets with a variety of pump and water treatment products. The company has about 12,500 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.