ABB names Chun-Yuan Gu Pres­i­dent, AMEA, and Frank Dug­gan Pres­i­dent, Europe

Power Watch India - - SWITCH GEAR -

ABB an­nounced that Chun-Yuan Gu, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of ABB China, will be­come Pres­i­dent of the AMEA re­gion. He takes over from Frank Dug­gan, who has been ap­pointed Pres­i­dent of Europe, suc­ceed­ing Bern­hard Jucker, whose re­tire­ment was an­nounced ear­lier. As mem­bers of the ABB Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, both Chun-Yuan Gu and Frank Dug­gan will re­port to ABB CEO Ul­rich Spiesshofer. Both ap­point­ments will be ef­fec­tive from 1 July 2017.

“China rep­re­sents one-third of global growth and is a very im­por­tant mar­ket for ABB. I am very pleased to wel­come Chun-Yuan, a China and in­dus­trial au­to­ma­tion ex­pert, to our Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee. He has a proven track record of de­liv­er­ing su­pe­rior growth mo­men­tum and a pro­found knowl­edge of Asia and emerg­ing mar­kets,” said Spiesshofer.

“He will have an im­por­tant role in im­ple­ment­ing our Next Level strat­egy and fur­ther ac­cel­er­at­ing our growth mo­men­tum, for ex­am­ple, through our dig­i­tal of­fer­ing, ABB Abil­i­tyTM. Chun-Yuan will be key to in­te­grat­ing our an­nounced ac­qui­si­tion of B&R, an in­no­va­tion leader in ma­chine and fac­tory au­to­ma­tion, in the in­dus­trial seg­ments of emerg­ing mar­kets. At the same time, I would like to warmly thank Frank for his ex­cel­lent lead­er­ship in the AMEA re­gion and his con­tri­bu­tions to the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee over the past years. With his ex­ten­sive knowl­edge of ABB’s global cus­tomers, mar­kets and port­fo­lio and solid track record of en­hanc­ing growth mo­men­tum, Frank is the ideal next leader for Europe. He will con­tinue to play a key role in the on­go­ing trans­for­ma­tion of ABB to­wards a more cus­tomer and mar­ke­to­ri­ented com­pany,” Spiesshofer added.

Chun-Yuan Gu and Frank Dug­gan have spent their ca­reers at ABB. Gu started at ABB in Swe­den in 1989 and held lead­er­ship po­si­tions in R&D, mainly in ro­bot­ics, be­fore be­com­ing Head of the Ro­bot­ics Global R&D Cen­tre in Shang­hai in 2006. In Jan­uary 2014, he as­sumed re­spon­si­bil­ity for ABB’s op­er­a­tions in China. He is flu­ent in English, Mandarin and Swedish, and holds a de­gree in engi­neer­ing from Jiao Tong Univer­sity in Shang­hai and a PhD in engi­neer­ing from the Royal In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy in Stock­holm, Swe­den. Gu will con­tinue as Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of ABB in China, in ad­di­tion to his new role, and will be based in Bei­jing. Dug­gan suc­ceeds Bern­hard Jucker, who will re­tire ef­fec­tive from 30 June 2017, as pre­vi­ously an­nounced.

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