Vernadine Merrick is the Water Vertical Marketing Manager for Sensus/Xylem North America, focused on developing growth strategies through intelligence & VOC, sales enablement and strengthening industry relations. Vernadine has 20+ years of experience in industrial automation and control systems and equipment for a variety of industries, including Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Mining and Municipal Water. Marketing & Sales roles include strategy, market planning & analysis, global product management, market management, sales, and sales training. Vernadine has previously worked for ABB, Flowserve and Siemens. She holds a chemical engineering degree with an MBA.