Past President of Siemens Energy & Automation, Richard C. Buzun, Passes Away
Richard C. Buzun, 61, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy & Automaton from October 2000 to June 2002, died unexpectedly on July 11, 2005. The Alpharetta, Ga., resident joined Siemens Energy & Automation in 1994 as Vice President of Residential Business. In 1995, he was appointed to Vice President Distribution Products Division. In 1999, Buzun was named Executive Vice President when he assumed responsibilities for the motors and controls businesses. In December of 1999, he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for all operating divisions of Siemens Energy & Automation.Prior to joining Siemens, Buzun held positions of increasing responsibility at General Electric, where he started his career in 1967. In 1982, Buzun was appointed President and General Manager of Midwest Electric (a GE subsidiary) in Mankato, Minn. In 1989, he became General Manager Strategic Distribution, and in 1992 he was named General Manager Sales for the GE Electrical Distribution & Controls businesses in Plainville, Conn. Buzun served as a member on the IDEA Board of Directors, Chairman of the CABA Board of Directors, and was a member of the Board of Directors for Workbrain. He was also a member of the Georgia Tech Presidents Advisory Board, and served on the Board of Directors of the Carter Center.Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. is one of Siemens operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation manufactures and markets one of the worlds broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems.For more information: www.sea.siemens.com. Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $91.5 billion in fiscal 2004. Founded more than 155 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Thirteen of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 440,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com.
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