Dinesh Paliwal to leave ABB

ABB announced that Dinesh Paliwal, President, Global Markets and Technology and a member of the Group Executive Committee, will leave ABB at the end of June to become chief executive of U.S.-based Harman International Industries.


Zurich, Switzerland ABB announced that Dinesh Paliwal, President, Global Markets and Technology and a member of the Group Executive Committee, will leave ABB at the end of June to become chief executive of U.S.-based Harman International Industries .

"Dinesh Paliwal had an outstanding and long global career within ABB and he made very strong contributions as a key member of the top management team to move ABB forward," said ABB President and CEO Fred Kindle.

"The Executive Committee and his ABB colleagues regret his departure and we will miss Dinesh's energy and professionalism and wish him well in his new role," Kindle added.

Harman International is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality, high-fidelity audio and electronic products for automotive, consumer and professional use under an array of brands, including Harman Kardon , JBL , Mark Levinson , and Infinity . For more than 50 years, the company has developed progressive electronic products, from the world's first car radio in 1948 to today's most revolutionary infotainment systems. Its products appear in many environments, from theaters and stadiums to homes and automobiles.

In 1985, Paliwal, an Indian and U.S. citizen, joined AccuRay Corporation as a systems engineer and project manager. AccuRay was later acquired by ABB. He has held a wide variety of roles and responsibilities which span ABB's businesses and regions.

Since 2001, Paliwal has been a member of the Executive Committee, where he was at first responsible for the Automation Technologies division and since 2006 has served as President, Global Markets and Technology.

In 2004, Paliwal assumed additional responsibility as Chairman and CEO of ABB in North America. He also held the chairmanship of ABB’s Lummus Global business unit since 2006 and ABB India, since 2004.

ABB has initiated a search and will announce his succession in due course.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
C.G. Masi , senior editor, charlie.masi@reedbusiness.com

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