Gradiant, a global water solutions provider, announced that Govind Alagappan has been appointed President of Global Operations. Govind has over 20 years experience in the water industry, bringing deep knowledge in sales & operational excellence, customer-centricity, and global market growth. Govind will report to Prakash Govindan, COO of Gradiant.
What does Govind bring to Gradiant in his new role?
Govind had been managing director of APAC for Evoqua, a leading water and wastewater treatment solutions provider and the global business development & strategy leader for SUEZ Water Technologies. During his tenure at Evoqua, he developed and executed a shared growth strategy for all of Evoqua’s businesses across the Asia Pacific region, helping to drive steady growth year on year under his leadership. Govind will remain based in Singapore.
“With the appointment of Govind Alagappan as President of Global Operations, we have enhanced the depth of the leadership team of Gradiant. He has the right skills and experience to guide the company through these times of transformation,” said Prakash Govindan.
“His track record, international experience, and excitement about joining our business makes him the ideal leader to take Gradiant to the next level,” Prakash Govindan further said.
Who were the other appointments?
Gradiant also announced new strategic hires. These hires come amidst increased demand for Gradiant’s solutions in North America, bolsters the scale and deployment of Gradiant AI to customers around the world, and reflects its strong position as the employer of choice.
Delph Mak, Senior Director of Gradiant AI
Delph Mak joined from Xylem, a water tech firm, where she was senior director of the digital business. She held roles with Deloitte Consulting and PUB Singapore’s Industry Development. Delph earned her MS in Engineering & Management at MIT. She is based in Singapore.
Mike Boyd, Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Mike Boyd brings over 20 years experience in the water industry to Gradiant, most recently as Senior Regional Director for DuPont Water Solutions. Mike first joined Desalitech after the Series A funding round in 2012 and served the lead role in growing its business through its exit and acquisition by DuPont Water Solutions in 2020. Mike is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
John Tracy, Vice President of Sales & Business Development
John Tracy has a combined 20 years of experience in the water industry, leading sales and marketing with Fluid Technology Solutions and Oasys Water and engineering and sales with Osmonics, Betz Labs, and ABB. John also has 15 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, in product management, with Axcelis Technologies and Akrion. He has a Chemical Engineering BS degree and an MBA. John Tracy is based in Gradiant’s Boston headquarters.
Open positions may be found on Gradiant’s Careers page.