ABB has appointed Claudio Facchin as Executive Committee member responsible for the Power Systems division, effective the 1st December 2013. He succeeds Brice Koch, who is leaving ABB on the 15th January 2014 as previously announced.
For the past four years, Facchin has led ABB's business activities in the major markets in China, Japan and South Korea as Chairman and President, North Asia. During this time, he delivered solid profitable growth by penetrating existing and new customer segments, and developing products tailored to local market needs.
Prior to moving to China in 2010, Facchin led the global Substations systems business unit in the Power Systems division from 2004 to 2009, and the global service unit in the power business from 2002 to 2004. Facchin joined ABB in 1995 in Italy, where he held management roles in sales, project management and service for the power business.
"Claudio is an experienced leader with an impressive global track record, and a true team player," said Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer. "In his roles in Asia and the global Substations systems business, he has demonstrated his ability to drive profitable growth building on collaboration and strong relationships with customers, while successfully executing many large-scale power projects. With these skills and his proven intercultural sensitivity, he is well placed to take over the Power Systems business."