He joined Xylem from Harsco Corporation, a global industrial services company where he was president and CEO since 2012. At Harsco, he was successful establishing company-wide programs focused on business simplification, Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement, talent development, innovation and safety.
Prior to that, he served in a number of leadership roles at Tyco International, ultimately serving as president of Tyco Flow Control, a $4 billion leader in industrial flow control solutions where he was able to grow revenue significantly in emerging markets, execute the company’s largest acquisitions in Brazil and the Middle East, and champion a three-year philanthropic commitment to clean water access. In addition, he led the effort that resulted in the separation of the Flow Control business from the parent company.
Earlier in his career, Decker held a number of progressively responsible financial leadership positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, including nine years of international assignments in Latin America and Asia. He started his career with Price Waterhouse LLP, now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
He currently serves on the energy and environment committee for the Business Roundtable, as well as on the advisory council for the Dean of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.