Invensys plc, the London-based engineering and automation conglomerate, announced on Nov. 5 that Sudipta Bhattacharya is taking on a new role within the organization as president of the Wonderware business unit of Invensys. Wonderware, based in Lake Forest, Calif., is a provider of manufacturing software. In his new position, Bhattacharya will report to Ulf Henriksson, chief executive officer of Invensys.
“I am pleased to announce that Sudipta will now be responsible for the Wonderware business,” said Henriksson. “With his diverse background in core engineering and software, he brings a unique set of skills to the job and was the right choice to step into the shoes of a very successful leader in Mike Bradley.”
Mike Bradley Sr. became president of Wonderware in November 2002 and was instrumental in driving the human-machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) businesses, and then taking the company deeper into other manufacturing and infrastructure spaces, said the announcement. Under his leadership, Wonderware has consistently achieved more than four years of double-digit growth.
“My time at Wonderware has been some of the most gratifying years of my career to date,” commented Bradley. “After collaborating with Sudipta as an SAP business partner, and later helping to bring him in as my successor, I have every confidence that Wonderware is in capable hands.” The announcement made no reference to Bradley’s future plans, or to why the change is being made.
Bhattacharya joined Invensys in August 2007 as chief software solutions officer. He came from SAP AG, the Waldorf, Germany-based enterprise software supplier, where he was senior vice president of solutions management for SAP’s supply chain, manufacturing and product lifecycle management applications.
“It is rare to have an opportunity as exciting and as large as the one emerging in this space” Bhattacharya said. “I sincerely thank Mike and look forward to expanding the capabilities of our solutions to reach well beyond the 100,000-plus global plants that we currently serve.”
Bhattacharya holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering and in business administration, with specialization in marketing, finance and operations.