Head of Power Systems division to support orderly succession before stepping
Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 1, 2013 – Brice Koch, head of the Power Systems
division at ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has decided
to leave ABB to become chief executive officer at Oerlikon, based in Pfaeffikon,
An orderly succession process has been initiated, which Koch will support before
leaving the Group. ABB aims to have a permanent successor in place by the end of
the first quarter of 2014.
Koch joined ABB in 1994 and held a number of roles in Switzerland before taking
over as global head of the Transformers business unit in 2002. In 2007, he
became 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 responsible 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.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable
utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering
environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100
countries and employs about 150,000 people.
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