Siemens Energy and Automation Inc. (SE&A), the Alpharetta, Ga.-based automation supplier, on May 3 announced the appointment of Dennis Sadlowski, 46, as president and chief executive officer. The appointment is effective July 1, 2007. Sadlowski succeeds Aubert Martin, 64, who is retiring after 40 years with Siemens.
Sadlowski started at SE&A in 2000 as vice president and general manager of the Electrical Apparatus business unit in Atlanta. From 2003 to 2006, Sadlowski relocated to Germany where he led the Siemens Automation and Drives Sensors business. In 2006, as part of the planned succession, he returned to Atlanta and SE&A as chief operating officer, while concurrently managing the Power Distribution & Controls Division. Prior to joining Siemens, Sadlowski accrued nearly two decades of industry experience with GE and Thomas & Betts.
“Dennis Sadlowski is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of success. He has a very thorough understanding of the marketplace, our customers and Siemens global strategies,” said Helmut Gierse, president, Siemens Automation & Drives Group. “Dennis is well equipped to lead SE&A with a focused commitment to customer, operational and employee excellence. I am confident he will serve our customers as a dedicated partner and continue SE&A’s drive to market leadership.”
Sadlowski holds an M.B.A. from Seattle University and a B.S. degree in chemical and nuclear engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Aubert Martin began his career with Siemens in 1967 as an engineering trainee in Germany. He held a variety of engineering, sales and marketing, and business development positions within Siemens AG groups. Under Martin’s leadership as global president of the motion controls division of the Automation & Drives Group, the motion controls business captured the number-one market position worldwide. Prior to that assignment, he led the high-speed train division of Siemens Transportation Group.
In 2002, Martin was appointed CEO of Siemens Energy & Automation. During his five-year tenure, the company doubled in volume to more than $3 billion. Significant accomplishments at SE&A include a major turnaround and return to profitability, strong domestic volume growth, and the acquisition and integration of 11 companies into SE&A, as well as the merger of three former units of Siemens Logistics & Assembly.
A native of Austria, Martin holds an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Vienna.
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