Siemens shifts Kopanski, Batra to new leadership roles
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., recently announced that Tom Kopanski, currently vice president of the Automation and Motion Division has been named the new vice president of Power Distribution and Controls Division. Raj Batra, vice president of the Automotive and Aerospace Center of Competence, succeeds Kopanski as vice president of the Automation and Motion Division.
’ global strategy and have built a network of support that will enable them to lead their respective organizations forward with a strong focus on the market and a commitment to operational excellence.”
ty from Dennis Sadlowski, COO, who had been acting vice president of the division.
he division. He will continue as head of the Automotive and Aerospace Center of Competence until a replacement is named.
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Annual Salary Survey
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