Switzerland-based power and automation company ABB has announced Claudio Facchin, Frank Duggan and Chunyuan Gu will step down from the executive committee of ABB as part of the organizational transformation announced on December 17, 2018.
With the announced divestment of Power Grids to Hitachi, Claudio Facchin will continue to lead Power Grids as a standalone business ahead of the closing of the transaction, which is expected in the first half of 2020. Frank Duggan and Chunyuan Gu will step down from their roles as Presidents of the Europe and AMEA (Asia, Middle East and Africa) regions respectively, as those roles are to be discontinued under the new ABB operating system.
Duggan and Gu will continue as advisors to the company. In addition, Duggan will be appointed a member of the Hitachi ABB Power Grids board, representing ABB, while Gu will continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABB China.
As of January 1, 2020, the streamlined executive committee will comprise Peter Voser, CEO; Tarak Mehta, president electrification; Peter Terwiesch, president industrial automation; Morten Wierod, president motion; Sami Atiya, president robotics & discrete automation; Timo Ihamuotila, CFO; Sylvia Hill, CHRO; and Maria Varsellona, general counsel.