President and Chief Executive Officer
Eugene J. Lowe, III was named President and Chief Executive Officer of SPX 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 the key segments of HVAC and detection and measurement. Gene joined SPX in 2008, holding multiple strategic leadership positions, most recently as the President of SPX’s former 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 former 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.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mark A. Carano was appointed Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SPX Technologies in 2023. Mark joined SPX from Insteel Industries, Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer of steel wire reinforcing products for concrete construction applications, where he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Before joining Insteel, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Big River Steel LLC, a private equity-owned manufacturer of steel products, from 2019 until its sale to U.S. Steel in 2020. Prior to Big River Steel, Mark served in senior management roles with Babcock & Wilcox, a publicly-held manufacturer of industrial technology, from 2013 to 2018, including Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller of their Industrial Segment and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasurer. Mr. Carano also spent 14 years in investment banking, serving in roles of increasing seniority at First Union Securities, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, and BofA Merrill Lynch. He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Business School.
President, Heating and Global Operations
J. Randall (Randy) Data is SPX Technologies’ President, Heating and Global Operations. Randy joined SPX in 2015 and is responsible for developing and executing the company’s Business System, which focuses on standardizing critical processes, expanding margins and driving continuous improvement across the businesses. In 2022, he assumed responsibility for the company’s HVAC Heating platform, including Weil-McLain, Marley Engineered Products, and Patterson-Kelley. From 2015 until 2022, Randy led SPX’s process of completing its role and reducing risk in its legacy South African projects. Additionally, he has provided leadership in a number of growth opportunities and divestitures for the company. Prior to joining SPX, Randy spent more than 27 years with Babcock & Wilcox in a number of manufacturing, engineering and general management positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer for the Power Generation Group. Randy received a B.S. in Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Kent State University.
President, Global Cooling
Sean McClenaghan joined SPX and was named the President of the Global Cooling group in 2022, including the Cooling HVAC businesses in the Americas, EMEA and APAC, Process Cooling, Refrigeration and Engineered Air Quality groups. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Worldwide Corporation for the Americas business for 8 years. Before joining RWC in 2014, Sean spent over fifteen years in various strategic consulting and business development roles with McKinsey & Company, CHB Capital Partners, and Egon Zehnder. He began his career with DuPont holding positions ranging from Process Control Design Engineer to Plant Manager to Global Business Manager. He received an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. Sean is a member of the Board of Directors for Sto Corp.
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
John Nurkin was appointed as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of SPX in 2015. Before assuming this role, he served in a variety of other positions at the company, including 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.
Segment President – Detection & Measurement
John Swann became President of the Detection & Measurement Segment in late 2022. He is responsible for the Location and Inspection, Aids to Navigation, Communications Technologies, and Transportation platforms. Prior to this role, he served as President of the HVAC Heating platform starting in 2013, with responsibility for Weil-McLain, Marley Engineered Products, and Patterson-Kelley. In 2015, he also assumed responsibility for the company’s Location & Inspection platform, including Radiodetection, Schonstedt, CUES, and Sensors & Software. Previously, John served as President of SPX Hydraulic Technologies and Vice President of New Venture Development for SPX. He 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 Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Andersen Business Consulting, practicing in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and strategy. John received his MBA with distinction from Kennesaw State University and his B.A. in history from Miami University. He also serves on the board of the Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and is a member of its Audit and Investment Committees.
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Tausha White was named Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of SPX 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.