Meet the future CEO of Xylem, Matthew Pine

Oct. 9, 2023
Xylem COO Matthew Pine will assume the role of CEO Jan. 1, 2024 following the retirement of current CEO Patrick Decker.

Matthew Pine will assume the helm of CEO of Xylem, one of the water industry's largest companies, starting January 1, 2024. Pine is the current chief operating officer for the global water company and has used 2023 to prepare himself for the shift in his role.

Pine discusses how he is transitioning into the role, the impact of the Evoqua acquisition earlier this year on the multi-national company, and trends that he sees as opportunities for the future of Xylem.

Additional Resources


  • Handling the transition to CEO | 0:20
  • Evoqua transaction complete. Now what? | 1:35
  • Trends and business opportunities at WEFTEC | 4:16
  • Final thoughts for industry professionals | 5:27

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Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for the Endeavor Business Media Water Group, which publishes WaterWorld, Wastewater Digest and Stormwater Solutions. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor.