Ramesh Nuggihalli has joined Ceco Environmental Corp as the company’s chief operating officer (COO).

Reporting to Todd Gleason, Ceco Environmental’s chief executive officer, Nuggihalli will drive the execution of the company’s business lines consistent with strategic plans, including optimizing growth in adjacent markets and advancing Ceco’s productivity and efficiencies. Nuggihalli will also be responsible for Ceco Environmental’s global operating businesses and their associated sales, marketing and product development functions.

Nuggihalli most recently worked in private enterprise in the industrial automation market. Prior to this, he served as president and managing director of Greater Asia for Xylem, based in Singapore. Before Xylem, he was based in Dubai and served as managing director of Middle East for Pentair. Earlier in his career, Nuggihalli also held leadership positions at Tyco International, Ametek, General Electric and Babcock & Wilcox.

“Ramesh’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for us as we strive to advance our growth in adjacent markets while maintaining a rigorous focus on executing and delivering superior results,” said Gleason. “Ramesh has considerable experience, including a broad and deep knowledge of our industries and international markets, making him a perfect fit to partner with me and our management team on laser-focused operational excellence and growth.”

“I am excited to join and partner with Todd and the talented leadership team to advance Ceco’s strategic growth plans and deliver strong financial results,” said Nuggihalli. “I believe Ceco is uniquely positioned to accelerate its position as an environmental solutions provider for diversified industries and I look forward to helping shape and execute on our strategic plans.”