President and Chief Executive Officer
Gene Lowe was named president and chief executive officer of the new SPX Corporation in 2015. In this leadership role, he is responsible for driving the company’s overall growth and profitability as a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment focused on three key segments: HVAC, detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. Gene joined SPX in 2008, holding multiple strategic leadership positions, most recently as the president of SPX’s Thermal Equipment and Services segment. His tenure at SPX also includes roles leading the Evaporative Cooling business and the marketing, strategy and business development functions within the Thermal segment where he focused on driving differentiation through technology innovation and operational initiatives. Prior to joining SPX, Gene held positions with Milliken & Company, Bain & Company and Lazard Technology Partners. Gene earned his MBA with distinguished honors from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and his B.S. in management science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
J. Randall (Randy) Data
President, South Africa and Global Operations
Randy Data joined and was appointed as President, South Africa and Global Operations for SPX Corporation in 2015. Prior to joining SPX, Randy spent 27 years with The Babcock & Wilcox Company where he led businesses and global teams in the power and industrial sector. Most recently he was the President and Chief Operating Officer for the Power Generation Group. While at B&W, he held numerous leadership positions in the global operations of the boiler and environmental equipment businesses, focused on developing strategic initiatives in emerging markets, partnering with multiple joint-ventures, risk management processes for larger complex projects and driving internal continuous improvement programs across engineering, manufacturing and procurement. Randy received a BS in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Kent State University.
Brian G. Mason
President, SPX Transformer Solutions
Brian G. Mason joined SPX in 2015 as the President of SPX Transformer Solutions. He was appointed as an Executive Officer of the company in January of 2017. Brian spent over 14 years with Emerson Electric leading various technology oriented businesses. Most recently he served as President of Emerson Connectivity Solutions where he led the divestiture of that business and its integration with Bel Fuse. Previously he held roles in product management, engineering and operational leadership with General Electric, Winegard, and General Cable. Brian has obtained expertise in global manufacturing, operational excellence, M&A, and business turnarounds through 25+ years of leadership experience across multiple continents and industries. Brian earned his MBA from Northwestern University and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
John Nurkin was appointed as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of SPX Corporation in 2015. Before assuming this role, he served in a variety of other positions at the company, including Segment General Counsel for SPX’s Industrial Products & Services segment. He also supported the Global Manufacturing Operations and SPX Commercial organizations. John began his career at SPX in 2005 as a group general counsel for the Industrial Segment where he oversaw legal matters for a wide portfolio of businesses and played an integral role in numerous acquisitions and divestitures. Outside of his legal roles, John also served as SPX’s Vice President for New Venture Development and Assistant General Counsel from 2011-2013. In that role, John helped to lead and run the company’s Innovation Council, an enterprise-wide initiative focused on creating a culture of innovation across SPX. Prior to joining SPX, John was a partner at the law firm of Moore & Van Allen, PLLC where he specialized in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and his B.A. in history and political science from Duke University.
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Scott Sproule was appointed Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SPX Corporation in 2015. Scott joined SPX in 2005 and has held a variety of leadership positions across the corporation in both corporate as well as multiple segments. Prior to joining SPX, Scott began his finance career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in auditing, and held a series of financial management roles at Eastman Kodak Company and Corning Incorporated. Scott is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his B.S. in Accounting from Robert Morris University.
President of Weil-McLain, Marley Engineered Products and Radiodetection
John Swann has been President of Weil-McLain and Marley Engineered Products since 2013. He assumed additional responsibilities for Radiodetection in 2015. In his current role, John has led efforts to formulate and implement organic and M&A strategies to drive profitable growth within the HVAC and Detection & Measurement portfolio, including the acquisitions of Schonstedt and CUES by Radiodetection in 2018. Previously, John served as President of SPX Hydraulic Technologies and Vice President of New Venture Development for SPX. John joined SPX in 2004 as Director of Business Development for the company’s Industrial and Test & Measurement segments. Before joining SPX, he held consulting positions with both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen Business Consulting, practicing in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and corporate strategy. John serves on the board of the Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and is currently Chairman of the AHRI Hydronic Institute.
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Tausha White was named Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of SPX Corporation in 2015. Tausha brings over 20 years of experience in human resources leadership positions to her role, holding positions of increasing responsibility with Harris Corporation, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. She returned to SPX in 2015 after serving as the Vice President of Human Resources for Integrated Network Solutions at Harris Corporation, where she helped establish the structure, team and operations of a $2 billion segment. Prior to that, she was responsible for the Human Resources function for SPX’s Global Evaporative Cooling business. During her more than six years with UTC, she led the HR function supporting domestic and international businesses ranging in size from $.5-$3B in revenue and 2,000 – 10,000 employees. During this time, she was actively involved in the acquisition and integration of more than 20 new businesses. She began her career at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, spending 12 years in a variety of human resource management roles across manufacturing and corporate operations. Tausha earned her MBA with an emphasis in Human Resources and her B.S. in Psychology from Willamette University.