World News: Schneider Electric appoints country president

Schneider Electric has announced the appointment of Emily Heitman to the position of country president, Canada, effective from 1 October 2023.

Heitman succeeds Adrian Thomas, who announced his departure in June to assume a new role as CEO of Hammond Power Solutions.

As country president for Schneider Electric Canada, Emily will work in partnership with the Canadian leadership team to drive Schneider Electric’s strategic initiatives and accelerate growth across the company’s energy management and automation businesses in Canada.

“Emily’s strong leadership and industry experience will propel our business to the next phase of growth in Canada while strengthening collaboration with our ecosystem of customers and partners,” said Aamir Paul, president, North America operations, Schneider Electric.

“Beyond her extensive experience in the market, Emily has a passion for energy efficiency, sustainability, diversity and empowerment, which will augment our people-centric culture and amplify our innovation and vitality in the Canadian market.”

Heitman joined Schneider Electric in 2017 and in her most recent role as senior vice president, Power Products and ASCO, US, Emily has led the business through a period of strong growth for the portfolio of low- and medium-voltage solutions and services. Prior to Schneider Electric, she served in key leadership and operations management roles at ABB and Eaton (formerly Cooper Industries). 

Heitman will be based in Toronto, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Marquette University.

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