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Corporate Leadership and Governance

Executive Team

The Sensus management team is comprised of industry experts with decades of knowledge and experience. These leaders understand the myriad issues facing utilities today. They know that with smart partnership in project management, our customers can push the boundaries of utility management and achieve unprecedented efficiency in operations, customer service and conservation.

In October 2016 Sensus was acquired by Xylem, a leading global water technology company with innovative and smart technology solutions to meet the world’s most challenging water issues.

Randy Bays
President

Mr. Bays is the President of Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, and leads overall operations. His background includes a blend of strong executive leadership, operational and international business experience. Prior to joining Sensus, Mr. Bays was President and CEO of Kinetek. During his tenure there, he led the company through significant technology expansion and global growth, while establishing a great culture with the organization. Previously, Mr. Bays spent more than 10 years with GE in various leadership, engineering and operational posts. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

Dave Ayers
Vice President of Global R&D

Mr. Ayers joined Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, in 2009, and is currently Vice President of Global R&D. He is responsible for the technology strategy and product development for the Sensus portfolio worldwide. Prior to this position, Mr. Ayers served in a number of key roles within the company, including VP of Engineering for Sensus North America and for the UK Smart Meter product strategy and development. He brings more than 30 years of experience in global hardware and software engineering, supply chain management, quality and product marketing with major telecom equipment providers, including Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks. Mr. Ayers has a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering degree from Carleton University in Ottawa Canada.

Todd Boyle
Chief People Officer

Mr. Boyle was appointed Chief People Officer in April 2012 and is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the overall human resources (HR) function. He has been with the company since 2007 and previously served as the HR Director for Sensus North America and Conservation Solutions. Prior to joining Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, he spent seven years with Lockheed Martin providing HR leadership for Federal IT and Engineering programs. Mr. Boyle has a bachelor of science degree  in Business Management from North Carolina State University and is a Certified Senior and Global Human Resources Professional.

Kevin Cheatham
President, Smith-Blair

Mr. Cheatham was appointed President of Smith-Blair, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, in May 2006 and is responsible for the clamp and coupling business. Prior to his appointment, Kevin served 16 years as Smith-Blair’s Controller/CFO. Before joining Smith-Blair he had over 11 years of manufacturing experience in various senior finance positions, including Vice President of Finance. Mr. Cheatham has BA and MBA degrees.

Courtney Enghauser
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Enghauser is Chief Financial Officer of Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company. She has more than 18 years of financial and accounting experience, most recently as the CFO for Kinetek. Prior to her most recent role, Courtney held numerous CFO, Director of Finance and Corporate Controller roles after starting her career as an Auditor at PriceWaterhouse. She has a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Colin Flannery
Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Mr. Flannery was appointed Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, in December 2012 and is the company’s chief legal officer, responsible for global legal affairs. He has 15 years of prior experience in a variety of corporate legal positions in various countries, including serving as U.S. Division Counsel for Schlumberger Metering from 1997 through 2004. Mr. Flannery has law degrees from Australia and the United States and is a member of the Georgia Bar.

Dale Harber
Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and International Programs

Mr. Harber is the Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and International Programs. He joined Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, after working at Kinetek, where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During that time he led the company through significant technology expansion and strong international growth. He brings 30 years of engineering, marketing and sales experience to the Sensus management team, including leadership roles at General Electric, ITT Aerospace and Western Digital. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indiana Institute of Technology and an MBA from Indiana University.

Mike McGann
Vice President of Quality

Mr. McGann is the Vice President of Quality. He joined Sensus in 2009 as the Director of Quality and Supply Chain for the Sensus North American Water business and then worked as Vice President of Customer Operations. Prior to joining Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, Mr. McGann was Director of Customer Operations for Nortel, as well as Quality Leader for their Global Operations division. Before that, he had several roles with GE in Operations, Quality and Marketing. Mr. McGann has a number of related certifications from GE, including GE Lean Manufacturing and Change Acceleration Process (CAP). He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and he has a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a masters degree in business administration.

Jim Mundell
Vice President of Customer Operations

Mr. Mundell is Vice President of Customer Operations and is responsible for the growth of Sensus Services. He has more than 35 years of experience in semiconductors, microelectronics, electronic and electro-mechanical systems and contract manufacturing services industries. Prior to joining Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, he was the co-founder and COO of Nextreme Thermal Solutions, which was successfully sold in 2013. He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence at Duke University, teaching courses in Duke’s Master of Engineering and Engineering Management Program. He has a masters of science degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue.

Ron Ridge
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Ridge joined Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, in August 2011 as Vice President and CIO. Mr. Ridge provides strategic leadership for the global Information technology function. Ron has over 20 years of information technology experience, as well as extensive experience in Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits and Internal Audit with leading international companies. Prior to joining Sensus, Mr. Ridge was the Vice President and CIO for Bell and Howell, a leading company in the development of production mail equipment, service offerings and software technologies. He also served in management capacities with Owens-Corning and Reichhold Chemicals. Ron has a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Technology from Bowling Green State University.

Roland Rott
Executive Vice President, Operations and Manufacturing, Sensus EMEA and Asia Pacific

Mr. Rott was appointed Executive Vice President of Operations and Manufacturing, Sensus EMEA and Asia Pacific in March 2015. He has been with Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, since August 2012 when he joined as Vice President of Operations, Europe South Africa and Asia Pacific. Prior to this, Mr. Rott spent over 20 years directing operations in a number of Fortune 500 companies. He has significant expertise in the automotive industry and his work has seen him based at various stages in Germany, France and South Africa.

Steve Sanger
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Growth, Sensus EMEA and Asia Pacific

Mr. Sanger was appointed Executive Vice President of Strategy and Growth, Sensus EMEA and Asia Pacific in 2013. He joined Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, in January 2010 as Executive Vice President of Sensus in the United Kingdom. Previously, Mr. Sanger spent over 25 years in the telecommunications industry, working for Alcatel Lucent and developing and selling his own telecommunications company.

George Uram
Executive Vice President, Industry and Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Uram was appointed Executive Vice President of Industry and Regulatory Affairs in December 2012. Previously he served as Vice President of Electric Metering and AMI beginning in July 2006. Since joining Sensus, now a part of Xylem, a leading global water technology company, in 1999, he has also been responsible for the Sensus gas metering business and has held senior positions in sales, marketing and business development. Prior to joining Sensus, he spent 31 years with Westinghouse in the power and environmental business. Mr. Uram has BSME, MSME and MBA degrees.

 

 

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