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Schneider Electric announces new appointments to North America leadership team

Schneider
Electric announced several of changes to its North America leadership team.

 

Chris
Curtis, president and CEO, North America operations, has made the following
leadership team changes effective immediately:

 

  • Emmanuel
    Lagarrigue
    has been named senior vice president,
    partner business. The newly formed partner business brings together the
    company’s low voltage Power and Lifespace businesses.  In this role,
    Emmanuel will lead the company’s key relationships with its electrical
    distributor network and contractors in the United States, and its sales
    efficiency and digital sales strategy across North America. Lagarrigue has
    been with Schneider Electric for 19 years, and previously was responsible
    for corporate strategy, based out of Hong Kong.
  • Andy
    Bennett
    joins the leadership team as senior
    vice president, infrastructure business. In this new role, Andy will be
    responsible for developing the company’s medium voltage activities along
    with ensuring the growth of the Telvent business in North America to
    provide customers with complete solutions in key market segments including
    electric utility and oil & gas along with responsibility for grid
    automation solutions. Bennett was previously vice president of Telvent’s utility
    group, where he was responsible for SCADA, RTU and Smart Grid initiatives
    for North America.
  • Marc
    Sherman
    has been appointed senior vice president,
    marketing, responsible for the company’s branding, marketing
    communications leadership and demand creation initiatives in North
    America. Sherman has been with the company for 17 years, most recently as vice
    president, marketing and sales enablement for the IT business in North
    America.
  • Aurelie
    Richard
    has been appointed senior vice president,
    strategy and business development. Richard joined Schneider Electric in
    2003 and has held leadership positions in finance and business. Most
    recently, she was senior vice president, strategy & business development
    for the company’s global buildings business.
  • Hanan
    Darwish
    has been appointed senior vice
    president, human resources. Darwish joined Schneider Electric in 2000 as
    HR director of the Gulf countries and has since held many leadership
    roles, most recently as senior vice president, human resources for France.
  • Karen
    Miranda
    has been appointed chief financial
    officer for North America Operations, responsible for the company’s
    finance and control activities. Miranda has been with Schneider Electric
    for more than 10 years and was previously CFO for the company’s global IT
    business.

 

“These
organizational changes will enhance our team structure and provide us with new
talent to help grow our business and continue to give industry-leading customer
service to our customers and partners,” Curtis said.  “I’m excited to
welcome these executives to the leadership team and look forward to working
with them to advance our strategy in the months and years ahead.”

 

New members
of the leadership team will report directly to Chris Curtis.

 

Schneider Electric has operations in more than
100 countries. The company’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 31
billion US dollars (22.4 billion euros) in 2011, through an active commitment
to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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