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Siemens Energy and Automation has named Dennis Sadlowski as Chief Operating Officer effective July 1. As part of his new responsibilities, Sadlowski will lead the Power Distribution & Controls Division of SE&A with the Apparatus, Controls and Residential Business Units all reporting to him. Sadlowski joined Siemens in July 2000 as the vice president and general manager of the Electrica...
Siemens Energy and Automation has named Dennis Sadlowski as Chief Operating Officer effective July 1. As part of his new responsibilities, Sadlowski will lead the Power Distribution & Controls Division of SE&A with the Apparatus, Controls and Residential Business Units all reporting to him.
Sadlowski joined Siemens in July 2000 as the vice president and general manager of the Electrical Apparatus Business Unit in Norcross, GA. He has spent the last three years in Germany as the head of Automation & Drives Sensor Business.
“We are glad to welcome Dennis back to our leadership team as he brings with him a strong market orientation and a comprehensive knowledge of the power distributions markets,” said Aubert Martin, President and CEO, Siemens Energy and Automation. “He has a solid understanding of Siemens’ global automation strategy and has built a network of support that will enable him to lead PD&C forward with strong customer orientation and commitment to operational excellence.”
Randall L. Stephenson , chief operating officer of AT&T, Inc., has been named to Emerson ’s board of directors.
Stephenson is responsible for all wireline operations at AT&T, having been appointed to this position at SBC, which acquired AT&T and adopted its name last fall, in April 2004. “Randall’s strong experience will be a valuable asset for Emerson,” said David N. Farr, chairman, CEO and president. “His insights will be invaluable as Emerson continues to focus on improving shareholder value through internal efficiencies and acquisition opportunities.”
ABB has named Robert N. Hausler as vice-president marketing and strategic planning for instrumentation in its Automation Products Division. He will be based at ABB’s U.S. headquarters for instrumentation in Warminster, PA.
“Bob has a proven track record of bringing successful solutions to market; and his strong background in control systems helps him explain and promote the bottom-line benefits of ABB’s combined instrumentation and control system solution to our customers,” said Josef Guth, head of ABB’s Instrumentation business unit.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey