Rueil-Malmaison (France), May 23, 2008 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist of energy management, announces the following evolution within its Executive Committee:
- Jean-François Pilliard, Executive Committee member and Executive Vice President, Strategic Human Resources and Organisation, has been appointed as Director General of UIMM, one of the major Employer’s Federations in France. He will therefore leave Schneider Electric at the end of the month.
- Karen Ferguson, member of the Executive Committee and Executive Vice President Global Human Resources since July 2007, will also integrate the responsibilities currently held by Jean-François Pilliard, effective June 1st, 2008.
In order to accelerate the execution of its strategy and increase the effectiveness of its customer marketing and sustainable development activities, the following changes will take place from
- A new Chief Marketing Officer position is created, led by Aaron Davis, who becomes a member of Schneider Electric’s Executive Committee. He will be responsible for Marketing, External and Internal Communication. Davis is currently Chief Marketing Officer for APC globally and is also President APC North American Division. APC is part of Schneider Electric since 2007.
- Eric Pilaud, member of the Executive Committee and Executive Vice President, Strategy, Customers & Technology will also supervise Sustainable Development, led by Gilles Vermot-Desroches.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, offers integrated solutions making energy safer, more reliable, efficient and productive in the energy & infrastructure, industry, data centres & networks, buildings and residential markets. With sales of 17.3 billion euro in 2007, the company's 120,000 employees in 102 countries help individuals & organisations make the most of their energy.