President and Chief Executive Officer
Eugene J. Lowe, III was named President and Chief Executive Officer of 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 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.
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Jamie Harris was appointed Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SPX Corporation in 2020. Jamie joined SPX from Elevate Textiles, Inc., a private equity portfolio company, where he served as Chief Financial Officer prior to being promoted to interim Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Elevate in 2019, Jamie spent over ten years with Coca-Cola Consolidated (NASQ: COKE), the largest independent Coca-Cola franchisee in the United States, where he served as Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, eventually becoming Executive Vice President – Business Transformation and Business Services. His prior executive roles include senior financial positions with MedCath Corporation, Fresh Foods Inc., and The Shelton Companies. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young. Jamie is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Appalachian State University and his MBA from Wake Forest University.
President, South Africa and Global Operations
J. Randall (Randy) Data was appointed as President, South Africa and Global Operations for SPX Corporation in 2015. Randy 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. Additionally, he has provided leadership in a number of growth opportunities and divestitures for the company, while leading the effort to complete SPX’s role and reduce risk in its legacy South African projects. Prior to joining SPX, Randy spent over 27 years with Babcock & Wilcox in a number of manufacturing, engineering and general management positions, with the most recent being the 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, SPX Global Cooling
Ankush Kumar joined SPX in 2018 as the President of the company’s HVAC Cooling business. He was appointed as an Executive Officer of the company in October of 2020. Ankush joined SPX from Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc., a global industrial manufacturer, where he led the fluid transfer equipment and liquid-ring compressor systems businesses. He also previously spent 13 years at McKinsey & Company, where his focus was growth through strategy deployment, business development and commercial performance transformation. Ankush holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.
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 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.
President, Heating and Location & Inspection Groups
John Swann has been President of the HVAC Heating group since 2013, with responsibility for Weil-McLain and Marley Engineered Products, as well as Patterson-Kelley, which SPX acquired in 2019. John has also been responsible for Radiodetection since 2015, leading efforts to build and expand the company’s Location & Inspection platform, including the acquisitions of Schonstedt and CUES in 2018, and ULC Robotics and Sensors & Software in 2020. Previously, he 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 strategy. John also serves on the board of the Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and is a member of its Audit and Investment Committees. He received his MBA with distinction from Kennesaw State University and his B.A. in history from Miami University.
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.