Dinesh Paliwal to leave ABB

Paliwal joins Harman International Industries to become chief executive officer

By Plant Engineering Staff May 10, 2007

Dinesh Paliwal, president, Global Markets and Technology and a member of the Group Executive Committee, will leave ABB at the end of June to become chief executive of U.S.-based Harman International Industries.
“Dinesh Paliwal had an outstanding and long global career within ABB and he made very strong contributions as a key member of the top management team to move ABB forward,” said ABB President and CEO Fred Kindle. “The Executive Committee and his ABB colleagues regret his departure and we will miss Dinesh’s energy and professionalism and wish him well in his new role.”
Paliwal joined AccuRay Corp. — which was later acquired by ABB — as a systems engineer and project manager in 1985. He has held a wide variety of roles and responsibilities which span ABB’s businesses and regions. Paliwal has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2001. There, he was at first responsible for the Automation Technologies division.
Paliwal has served as president of Global Markets and Technology since 2006. He assumed additional responsibility as Chairman and CEO of ABB in North America in 2004. An Indian and U.S. citizen, Paliwal also held the chairmanship of Lummus Global since 2006 and ABB India since 2004.
ABB has a short list of strong internal candidates and is confident to have an internal successor, which ABB plans to announce before the end of June when Dinesh will assume his new position, according to