ABB Names Aaron Aleithe Global Vice President of Business Development for Medium Voltage Drives
Norwalk Connecticut, July 7, 2005 -- Aaron Aleithe, a senior manager in the drives industry, has joined the market-leading ABB MV Drives business as the global vice president of Business Development. Aleithe is responsible for leading the growth of the business in the chemical, oil and gas segment. He is based in New Berlin, Wisconsin and has a global and special North American market focus.Detlef Steck, global vice president of the Medium Voltage Drives business stated, "Aaron is a great addition to our global team and provides strong leadership to our fast growing chemical, oil, and gas industry businesses." Greg Scheu, senior vice president of the North America Automation Products business added, "His experience in the industry and knowledge of the market fits nicely with ABB's aggressive North America growth strategy." Aleithe reports jointly to Detlef Steck and Greg Scheu.Aleithe has over 20 years of experience in the drives industry. He has been employed by ASIRobicon since 1997, and most recently was their vice president and director of Strategic Marketing. Prior to this position, Aaron worked for MagneTek Drives & Systems.Aleithe will work closely with the global and local teams in the Medium Voltage Drives business. Chuck Clark, vice president and general manager of the MV Drives, Power Electronics and Motors business commented that, "Aaron will be a great complement to the North American Medium Voltage business centered in New Berlin. His insight into the COG market will assist the efforts of our sales people, sales reps, and systems business in securing continuous growth."ABB is a leading international supplier of medium voltage AC drives in the range of 315 kW to 100 MW. Medium voltage AC drives from ABB are used to control the speed and torque of large induction and synchronous machines, reducing energy consumption where the highest powers are needed. ABB MV offices are headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 102,000 people.
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