Changing of the guard: New CEO takes reins at Siemens E&A


Atlanta, GASiemens Energy and Automation Inc . (SE&A) has a new leader. The company announced recently that Dennis Sadlowski, 46, will take over as president and chief executive officer of the company on July 1, 2007. Sadlowski succeeds Aubert Martin, 64, who is retiring after 40 years at the helm.

Dennis Sadlowski will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer at Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. as of July 1.

Sadlowski started at SE&A in 2000 as vice president and general manager of the Electrical Apparatus business unit in Atlanta. He was in Germany from 2003 to 2006, leading the Siemens Automation and Drives Sensors business. As part of the planned succession, he returned to Atlanta in 2006 and SE&A as chief operating officer, and also concurrently managed the Power Distribution & Controls Div. Before joining Siemens, Sadlowski spent nearly two decades with GE and Thomas & Betts. Sadlowski holds an MBA from Seattle University and a BS degree in chemical and nuclear engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

"Dennis Sadlowski is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of success,” said Helmut Gierse, president, Siemens Automation & Drives Group. “He has a very thorough understanding of the marketplace, our customers, and Siemens global strategies. Dennis is well equipped to lead SE&A with a focused commitment to customer, operational, and employee excellence. I am confident he will serve our customers as a dedicated partner and continue SE&A's drive to market leadership.”

Aubert Martin joined Siemens in 1967 and has held a variety of engineering, sales and marketing, and business development positions. Under Martin's leadership as global president of the motion controls division of the Automation & Drives Group, the motion controls business captured the top market position worldwide. He was appointed CEO of Siemens Energy & Automation in 2002. During his 5-year tenure, the company doubled in volume to more than $3 billion. Significant accomplishments at SE&A include a major turnaround and return to profitability, strong domestic volume growth, and the acquisition and integration of 11 companies. A native of Austria, Martin holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Vienna.

—Edited by Jeanine Katzel , senior editor, Weekly News
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