Brice Koch, head of the Power Systems division at ABB is leaving the Group to become chief executive officer at Oerlikon, based in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland.
Koch will support the succession process before leaving the Group which aims to appoint a permanent successor by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Koch joined ABB in 1994 and had worked in different positions in Switzerland before working as global head of the Transformers business unit in 2002. In 2007, he became a head of ABB in China and North Asia, and joined the Executive Committee in 2010 as head of Marketing and Customer Solutions. He has been a head for the Power Systems division since March 2012.
"Brice has been a very supportive colleague and friend of ABB in recent years. He has done so much to drive collaboration and performance at ABB, and we will miss his valuable contribution," said CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
"Thanks to his efforts, the repositioning of the Power Systems division continues, and I'm pleased that Brice will continue to drive this as we conduct the succession process," he added.