Speaker: Markos I. Tambakeras

Date: Friday, March 7
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

General Assembly Session 3:

Water and the future of American Manufacturing

Water -the universal solvent- is essential for human life, environmental sustainability and economic growth. It is also used in manufacturing processes in nearly every industry. In the face of growing scarcity and variability in water supply, what can manufacturers do to manage business risks associated with water - and identify new growth opportunities associated with water management? Markos Tambakeras, Chairman of the Board of Xylem Inc - the world's leading pure-play water technology company will discuss how to create greater value from this scarce and vital asset

Markos I. Tambakeras - Chairman, Xylem, Inc.

Speaker Bio:

Markos I. Tambakeras - Chairman, Xylem Inc.

Markos Tambakeras is Chairman of the Board of Xylem, Inc. (NYSE: XYL) and also Senior Managing Director of Madison Capital Partners (MCP), a Chicago Based Private Equity Firm. In addition he serves on the Board of Trustees of Loyola Marymount University since 2011 and is also a current member President's Club of Arizona State University (ASU). Mr. Tambakeras served as Chairman, President and CEO of Kennametal Inc (NYSE: KMT) from 1999 to 2006. Prior to joining Kennametal, he was with Honeywell, Inc. (NYSE:HON) for 19 years, serving in several senior management positions including President. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, which is the manufacturing industry’s leading executive development and business research organization, and a former board director of ITT Corporation and Parker Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH), Newport Corporation (NYSE: NEWP), Saint Vincent College, the Allegheny Conference of Community Development, and the Pittsburgh Opera. He holds a BS in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and a MBA from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Mr. Tambakeras and his wife, Pamela, reside in Paradise Valley, AZ, and have a son and daughter.