Gretchen McClain is an Operating Executive focused on the industrial and transportation sectors. She is based in Park City, Utah.
Ms. McClain was most recently the founding Chief Executive Officer of Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a global water technology provider with over $5 billion of revenue. During her tenure, Ms. McClain was instrumental in leading Xylem through its spinoff from ITT Corporation to become a successful standalone company. Prior to leading Xylem, she served as President of ITT Fluid Motion and Control, a $4.5 billion diversified manufacturer of highly engineered technology and equipment, where she led the organization to double-digit revenue growth.
Prior to ITT, Ms. McClain held a number of executive positions at Honeywell Aerospace (formerly AlliedSignal), including Vice President and General Manager of the Business, General Aviation, and Helicopters Electronics Systems Division and Chief Technology Officer of Aerospace Engines and Systems. Earlier in her career, McClain spent nine years with NASA, including serving as Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Development, the top management position responsible for NASA’s International Space Station (ISS). In this capacity, she played a pivotal leadership role in the successful development and launch of the ISS program and Shuttle/Mir missions.
Ms. McClain holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah and currently serves on the boards of Ametek, Boart Longyear, Booz Allen Hamilton, and J.M. Huber Corporation.