Invensys Software Systems names division Chief Executive

Herndon, Va. - Invensys plc, the global automation and controls group, announced October 22 that Leo Quinn has been appointed division chief executive of the Software Systems division, effective immediately.


Herndon, Va. - Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group, announced October 22 that Leo Quinn has been appointed division chief executive of the Software Systems division, effective immediately.

He replaces Bruce Henderson, who resigned earlier this month. Mr. Quinn, 44, joins Invensys from Tridium Inc., where he was president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A business partner of Invensys, Tridium supplies software, which enables remote real-time control via the Internet of intelligent devices for industrial processes, power, and building management.

Previously Mr. Quinn was with Honeywell for 17 years, where he held a number of senior positions in operations and strategic planning. Most recently he was president of its Enterprise Solutions unit, a $2B, 15,000-employee organization responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of critical control and energy management systems for buildings and facilities.

He attended colleges in the UK and is an engineering graduate of both the University of Surrey and Portsmouth University. He received an MS in Management Science from Imperial College, London.

'I am delighted that Leo is joining our senior management team,' said Rick Haythornthwaite, Invensys chief executive. 'His particular experience in the software industry and many of the sectors addressed by Invensys makes him an ideal leader to improve the operational performance of our Software Systems division. In addition, I look forward to his strong contribution on the strategic positioning of Invensys as we drive the group forward to fulfil its potential.'

The Invensys Software Systems Division focuses on delivering integrated automation, information, and supply chain solutions to businesses across a broad spectrum of process, discrete, and hybrid manufacturing industries. These comprehensive software/hardware/service solutions enhance manufacturing agility to provide measurable business performance improvements.

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