Blais joined Xylem, Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, in 2011 as Managing Director of Applied Water Systems-Canada. He was named vice president at Applied Water Systems-Americas in 2014, and is responsible for AWS-Americas’ sales, distribution and customer service in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Prior to joining Xylem, Inc., Blais was Managing Director of ITT Residential & Commercial Water-Canada and also served as general manager of Wajax Industrial Components’ Fluid Handling Division.
“Marc’s extensive management experience will be an invaluable resource for our board,” said Steve Anderson, WSC Board President. “We have many exciting national initiatives underway that affect the water well industry and we look forward to utilizing Marc’s expertise to bring them all to fruition.”
The Water Systems Council is the only national, nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and small water well systems. WSC is committed to ensuring that Americans who get their water from household private wells have safe, reliable drinking water and to protecting our nation’s groundwater resources.
“I look forward to making a significant contribution in helping further the goals of the Water Systems Council,” said Blais. “The organization has a lot of momentum going into 2015 with the recent introduction of the Water Supply Cost Savings Act in Congress, and I am honored to be working with my peers in finding economical solutions to America’s access to water issues.”